Posted by on September 9, 2021 9:01 pm
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Michigan Mayor Withdraws Recusal, Urges Approval of Resettlement Facility for Illegal Alien Teens

ALMA, Mich.—Mayor Greg Mapes sent a letter on Sept. 7 to the Alma, Michigan, city commission requesting to undo his recusal from voting on and discussing a controversial plan to turn a former nursing home owned by Masonic Pathways into a resettlement center for unaccompanied alien minors. Mapes, a longtime Mason, is an outspoken advocate on behalf of the project. Mapes’s renewed desire to vote on a required conditional rezoning of the six-acre property may be in direct conflict with the opinion of City Attorney Tony Costanzo. In a July 19 letter to Alma Zoning Administrator Aeric Ripley, Costanzo acknowledged Mapes’s full disclosure of his “40-year history” with the Masons and recognized his past service on the organization’s board. Costanzo then opined that, according to criteria laid out in the planning commission by-laws, Mapes has “neither a financial nor business interest in this request for conditional rezoning.” However, Costanzo said …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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