Re: Mystery of the Missing Letter


When I hadn’t heard back from Mayor Dick Davis by Friday at 11:00, I decided to see if Steve Mace with the City of University Park could answer my questions about the mysterious fax/e-mail. He nudged Davis and I was finally able to speak with him late Friday.

Merritt: Mayor, you’ve seen the screenshot of a letter that a commenter linked to on our website claiming that it had been faxed and e-mailed to me. I never received it and I’m wondering if you can forward the e-mail and also send me a copy of the fax confirmation.

Mayor Dick Davis: I’ve been trying to get a hold of the campaign consultant for 2-3 days but haven’t heard back yet, maybe he’s on vacation. He’s the one who would have that.

Merritt: Who is the campaign consultant?

Mayor Dick Davis: John Weekley.

Merritt: I heard that Tina Peyton also worked on the campaign.

Mayor Dick Davis: Tina worked with John but I don’t know how closely. I didn’t do any of the hiring for that.

Merritt: Who prepared the letter?

Mayor Dick Davis: John Weekley.

Merritt: Was he also the one in charge of faxing and e-mailing the letter?

Mayor Dick Davis: Yes.

Merritt: Who would have had access to a screenshot of the letter?

Mayor Dick Davis: I don’t know. John Weekley would have but I don’t know who else.

*UPDATE 1: A few minutes ago, I received an e-mail from someone in Dick Davis’ office. I’ve never spoken to her before but here is what she sent.

Mon, November 15, 2010 9:34:50 AM
Yetzer, Rhonda
To: Patterson, Merritt  
Cc: Davis, Richard
SP-#3250218-v1-Merritt_Patterson_Letter_.DOC (21KB)

Here is the note we discussed.
But what she attached was the Word file of the screenshot we’ve had for a week. No fax confirmation report, no copy of an e-mail. Seriously.
So I responded to her e-mail by asking for the fax confirmation and the e-mail.
Rhonda’s reply:
I don’t have that information. Dick has it but I will pass your request on to him. Have a wonderful day.

5 thoughts on “Re: Mystery of the Missing Letter

  • November 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Hmmm. You know when your on a bus and the bus hits a speed bump or something like it? It kind of jostles you around and you get thrown in the air a little. I just got that feeling after reading that convo. I believe we should look for Mr. Weekly under the bus as opposed to his favorite vacation haunt.

  • November 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Hmmmmmmmmmm….lifelong Parkies (and probably Lifelong Parkie) sure don’t know how to keep track of important documents. I guess they never thought that there would be opposing opinions in our little burg.

  • November 15, 2010 at 11:11 am

    It’s interesting that N.F. hasn’t chimed in, and John Weekly is on vacation.

  • November 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Looks like the mayor didn’t take into account that someone might really challenge his accountability. He is a good man but in this case he is really passing the buck.

  • November 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    And another one falls down the rabbit hole…


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