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Monday, February 06, 2012

Closed Door Session regarding litigation in Steinhauser, et al vs. City of Saint Paul.

City of Saint Paul Meeting Agenda City Council
Council President Kathy Lantry
Councilmember Dan Bostrom
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen
Councilmember Melvin Carter III
Councilmember Russ Stark
Councilmember Dave Thune
Councilmember Chris Tolbert

City Hall and Court House
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Phone: 651-266-8560

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:30 AM Northwest Conference Room - 310, City Hall
Host opinion-->This day would have never come if there was honest fair governing for all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honest and fair in St. Paul? Are you freaking nuts or what?

8:39 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I said "IF". All of us here have come to know a single word has a whole lot of meaning.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Leslie K. Lucht said...

Now the city council is having speacial close meeting this week to discus frank cease. At 8;30 A.m. . I would like to all landlord in the city of st.paul to show at the meeting to support for frank and the other landlords to is suing the city of st.Paul. And all of us (landlords) should go to washington DC for the hearing. to show support for those landlords that is fighting the city of st.paul. I planning to go to hear the caes. I will be at city hall at 8:15 am this wed. to shown my suport for frank

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Cities Legistar Secrecy said...

Bob your missing the Point of the Citys Ponzi Schemes to mislead the Public, The Published hearing on Legistar does not have a file no and the Venue is different than USSC 10-1032.
Question is the City trying to remove the Steinhauser Case from the Consolidated Files.
Trickery with False Records, False e-mails puts the City and its Taxpayers at Risk.
Sharon has Standing as a Citizen of St.Paul suing Joel Essling with The theft of car and "taking" Homestead's

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea why they are having the meeting, but there is a law suit at the supreme court and the "team" directing the law suit, the City Council and Mayor have had a change of two members since January 1. I would guess that the lawyers want to meet in closed session to do an update now that there are two new council members.

They have a right and obligation to know what the law suit is about, and the only legal way to do that is in closed session of the council. You can't have the lawyers off briefing individual members separately. So, I wouldn't read a lot into this, other than the lawyers being required to bring the members up to speed.

Just my thought.


Chuck Repke

9:00 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Hi All,

I went to city hall and stood in the hallway at the near the door of 310 today. I met with Les Lucht, Johnny Howard and 2landlords with Capital City Business Council.

There were 2 other individuals joined us too.

I really didn't expect anyone other than Les and I to show up. I was surprised. The history of retaliatory practices has many landlords fearful. Also, I am sorry to say for various other reasons landlords are one of the hardest groups to organize.

I arrived at about 8:10. Council member Kathy Lantry arrived shortly after. I and others greeted her. She was very cordial.

We greeted Council member Dan Bostrom when he arrived and got the same response.

We greeted council member Amy Brendmoen and she took the time to greet Les personally.

I am thinking the rest of the city council arrived before us.

Assistant city attorney Louis Seeba arrived accompanied by what we all thought to be other assistant city attorneys. They had a stoic look on there faces.

After about an hour the meeting appeared to be over. We greeted a good day to those who left. After the meeting I attempted to read into City attorney Seebas state of mind and really can't say much. She probably is a good poker player.

I pondered being a fly on the wall in the meeting. :)

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, I am sorry to say for various other reasons landlords are one of the hardest groups to organize."

One lesson I have learned as a community organizer is that small business people of all kinds "entrepreneurs" in general don't play well with others. If they did they would get a job working for someone else.... its their nature to listen to themselves and want to work for themselves, so a little hard to put them onto yours or anybody else's play book, Bob.

Its just a fact of life.


Chuck Repke

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Leslie K. Lucht said...

I would like to say thanks to everyone that show up today. I feel that city council got the message, It not going to go away.

Until the final out come. its goingto have major inpact on the housing in St.Paul. chuck you need to wait see what is going to happend. When taxprayer property taxe is increase by $300.00 to $1,000.000. people will leave the city. in major way. 14 states ag suport the landlord. ca ny are in that group. large group of dem. nonprofits also support the landlords. No dem. orgs. support the city in this caes.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I have meetings on and off all day I'm in a rush. I made some editing errors in my comment at 11:01, I apologise.

Chuck, you could have joined us. Landlords would love to talk to you. You are a bit of a celebrate. :)

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Lawyer Lillihaugh DFL said...

Check the Minutes David Lillahaugh was there???
Closed Door Session regarding litigation in Steinhauser, et al vs. City of Saint Paul.
Councilmember Dan Bostrom, Councilmember Amy Brendmoen,
Councilmember Melvin Carter III, City Council President Kathy Lantry,
Councilmember Russ Stark, Councilmember Dave Thune and
Councilmember Chris Tolbert
Present 7 -
The meeting convened at 8:35 AM and adjourned at 9:23 AM.
Also in attendance were:
Sara Grewing, City Attorney
Paul Williams, Deputy Mayor
David Lillehaug, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A.
Jerry Hendrickson, City Attorney's office
Louise Seeba, City Attorney's office
Portia Flowers, City Attorney's office
Trudy Moloney, City Council Operationsïýïý

2:48 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

So what is Dave doing for the city. Legal advice, politically advice, definitely damage control.

The DFL’s man on the inside

From the article;
Forgive the mafia reference, but
the best descriptor of the role attorney David Lillehaug currently plays in the Minnesota DFL Party is consigliere — a highly trusted adviser, wizened counselor and brass-tacks troubleshooter for those at the levers of power within the organization.

From the article;
David Lillehaug said;
“I don’t know how long I want to
work, and I’m certainly not thinking about retirement,” he says. “I am in a big firm, and I have a lot of cases.
There is neither the opportunity nor the requirement for self-reflection.”
Just a steady succession of business people and politicians looking to be helped out of a crisis.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we know what happened to Eric. The God Father ordered him to stand down. lol


8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The process has begun that will mean a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth with the fake democrats in city hall. Soon, for the first time in a long time, people will be able to look forward and hope again in St. Paul.

Bob G.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the minutes of closed door sessions... when I worked for Thune I walked in during a closed door session to give him a note and the minutes said something like.... 9:05 Charles Repke entered the meeting 9:06 Charles Repke left the meeting.

Has Lillehaug argued at the Supreme Court? I would bet either he or someone from that firm has and the is why they have been retained for the case.


Chuck Repke

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who ever said he was retained Chuck? If these landlords have nothing why can't the city by itself take care of them? I'm beginning to think you really know how much this case means to the city.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous USSC 10=1032 TRACKING said...

Another Lawyer "Trickery" vs. 0ther DFL Lawyer Attorney Generals.
What Poni Scheme to hire Outside Counsel at this LateDate?? and at What C

Jan 4 2012 Record received from US.C.A. for 8th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Jan 6 2012 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Jan 12 2012 CIRCULATED
Jan 23 2012 Brief of respondents Thomas J. Gallagher, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2012 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jan 30 2012 Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of AARP, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of Henry G. Cisneros, former Sec. of U.S. Dept. of HUD, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of National Fair Housing Alliance, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of The Housing Advocates, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. filed.
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 30 2012 Brief amici curiae of Opportunity Agenda, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 6 2012 Record from U.S.D.C. for the District of Minnesota is electronic.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I said when I worked for Thune... that was better than 15 years ago. I haven't worked for him since 1997.

I was just commenting on how the minutes of closed door sessions are nothing more than who is in the room.... and it lists everyone who is in the room even if they are in there for only a minute.

And, Sharon I would have been stunned if the City didn't hire someone who had been in front of the supreme court to advise them of proper court procedures. Its kind of a big deal to get a case in front of the supreme court and the City would be foolish to not get advice from someone who had done it before, even if the City is handling the case there themselves.


Chuck Repke

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Leslie K. Lucht said...


whatever,, you can go to any meeting and have them says anything,

You are one special guy. Hello eric oh well. Chuck tell dave anwer my email. oh i forget dave and city council can whatever that they want. screw the taxeprayers.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right Les.......screw the taxpayer! That's just the attitude they have at city hall. They love getting people in a spot where they cannopt fight the city and out come the carving knives and they take these poor taxpayers and slice em up like a Xmas dinner.

10:52 PM  

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