City Clerk Ed Finn
City Solicitor Mark E. Rumley
Medford City Hall
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
Mr. Finn and Solicitor Rumley,
I am requesting a DVD for $5.00 of the December 22, 2015 meeting of the Medford City Council.
As you are aware, Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr. violated his obligations to the city as a public servant and shut down a petition, arrogantly - and with much ignorance - censoring a citizen who took the time to write the petition, file it with city hall, and attend the council meeting to speak on a serious matter.
Shutting down free speech in a public forum before the speaker even had the opportunity to speak was bullying by an alleged public servant who voted for his own pay raise without a thought for the citizens.
Even more troubling was that Mr. Dello Russo did not require a speaker, Jeanette Spaulding, to give her address to the viewers for the second week in a row. Dello Russo fractured the rules intentionally to benefit a member of Mayor Michael J. McGlynn's Disability Commission.
So, in Medford, in order to speak, one must be put on a commission by McGlynn?
Why didn't Mark Rumley RUN to city hall and DEMAND Mr. Dello Russo, Jr. put the microphone back on since Rumley, the city solicitor, has - with his public face on -
Listen to City Solicitor Mark E. Rumley make a false and fictitious statement to the citizens of Medford:
City Solicitor Mark E. Rumley / Medford Daily Mercuryon or about Nov. 16, 2008 (quoted from the 2nd Judge Jackson-Thompson hearing) saying:
“The one sentiment that I have heard that I take great exception to is that the city is trying to limit speech,” said Rumley. “The notion the city would censor or squelch free speech is baseless and as city solicitor I would find any such effort repugnant.”
Guess the not-so-esteemed Mr. Rumley, who has stood in the way of his duty, his obligations to the city vis-a-vis public access TV and bringing MCC TV3 to justice, should be reading up on Nathaniel Hawthorne:
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne,