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The hidden costs of government administration are, in fact, the costs of hiding government administration; Misconduct in Office.

 beyond administration 

Autonomous Bureaucracy

Mt. Pleasant, Mich. city officials quietly disclose circumventing statue provisions with undocumented standards and procedures in a declaration uploaded to the city's website.

"The City Commission requested that these standards and procedures be documented in writing."

"...standards and procedures that have been implemented..."  "This will increase the opportunity for board and commission members, the general public, and the development community to be fully aware of the procedure and expectations."(City 2012, 1)

Intentional breach of positive statutory duties, felony misconduct in office, has been ongoing since 2009 according to the declaration.

Breach of statutory duty has been known dating back to 2004. City officials have ignored or explained improper action as the unintentional and immutable result of error or confusion. Advocating statute compliance triggered responses that suggest city officials vacated statutory duty prior to 2009.

This declaration reflects a theme found throughout city administration; regulations optional pending decision realization. Beyond administration, an autonomous bureaucracy secondarily concerned with authority to act and equitable, efficient administration.

Regulations Optional, growing self-directed government.

Lawless administration subverts public policy; Oath of Office, Ethics Policy, Rules of Professional Conduct and Legislated Penalties fail to yield compliance with state and local statutes.

 more invasive · higher cost 

Criminal Alternative
Added cost - ex:

M2↓Decree

M-2 Declaration
Time - Decisions require multiple meetings. Discussions extended to considerations beyond statute scope.
Money -  $40,000-$50,000 to associate planning experts, frustrate objection when recommended for proper adoption - standards and procedures that have been implemented.
Equity - The community determined the area cannot support the occupant density being permitted. First come first served, while capacity lasts.

administration by decree

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Planning and Community Development, City of Mount Pleasant Michigan. (2012).

"Documentation of Current Review Procedures and Standards Redevelopment of Housing in the M-2 Zoning District" Retrieved November 29, 2012, from: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/dept/planning/
M-2_Zoning_District_Redevelopment_Review_Standards_Procedures.pdf

Notifications to establish knowledge date certain

January 4, 2013 Email

Attorney General Bill Schuette miag@michigan.gov

Subject: Felony Misconduct

Email body: webpage above

January 5, 2013 Email

City Commissioners individually, City Manager, Planning, Building @mt-pleasant.org

Subject: Statutory Authority Reference - Apr 5, 2012 request unanswered

Email body: webpage above

January 9, 2013 Email

Hon. Kevin Cotter (R) kevincotter@house.mi.gov

Subject: Intentional breach of statutory duties - Misconduct in Office

Representative Kevin - Is it possible to motivate local officials compliance with state/local statutes?

Hon. Judy Emmons (R) senjemmons@senate.michigan.gov

Subject: Intentional breach of statutory duties - Misconduct in Office

Senator Judy - Is it possible to motivate local officials compliance with state/local statutes?

Hon. Dave Camp (R) representative@camp.house.gov

Subject: Intentional breach of statutory duties - Misconduct in Office

Representative Dave - Is it possible to motivate local officials compliance with state/local statutes?

Hon. Debbie Stabenow (D) senator@stabenow.senate.gov

Subject: Intentional breach of statutory duties - Misconduct in Office

Senator Debbie - Is it possible to motivate local officials compliance with state/local statutes?

Hon. Carl Levin (D) senator@levin.senate.gov

Subject: Intentional breach of statutory duties - Misconduct in Office

Senator Carl - Is it possible to motivate local officials compliance with state/local statutes?

Email body following question: webpage above

January 11, 2013 web form submission: Levin, Stabenow and Camp (directed by email auto-response)

FYI - No response necessary : Details at https://sites.google.com/site/autonomousbureaucracy/ Intentional breach of positive statutory duties, Misconduct in Office, as practiced by Mt. Pleasant, MI (Isabella County); acceptable practice for Michigan local authorities. General recognition that local officials are not necessarily constrained by statute facilitates eliminating overhead associated with maintaining the pretense of statutory control.

January 17, 2013 Email

Prosecuting Attorney Risa Scully pao@isabellacounty.org

Subject: Intentional Breach of Positive Statutory Duties - Misconduct in Office

Email body: webpage above

January 20, 2013 Email

Isabella County Commissioners - individually @ email indicated on county website

Subject: Intentional Breach of Positive Statutory Duties - Misconduct in Office

FYI - The Prosecuting Attorney has been informed of Mt. Pleasant city officials violation of state statutes. Disposition of this matter may be of interest as the prosecuting attorney represents and advises the County Board of Commissioners and other County departments on legal matters. + webpage above

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