As residents of any community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our voices are heard and that those who are elected to represent us are held accountable for the decisions they make. This is especially true for those who have lived in a community for a significant amount of time, such as the Ten-Year Ward 8 resident, Tom Donohue who has been advocating for ANC8A to host a special meeting about the possible vacancy in ANC8A03 claiming Holly Muhammads has never lived on Minnesota Avenue. The commissioners know it and refuse to follow the law as the Board of Elections has informed them to do yet refuse.
One of the primary reasons why it is so essential for ANC8A to do what is right is that they are responsible for making decisions that directly impact the lives of Ward 8 residents. This includes decisions related to public safety, education, housing, and community resources. When these decisions are made without considering the needs and concerns of the people who will be affected by them, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting.
Furthermore, doing what is right is crucial for maintaining trust and transparency between elected officials and their constituents. When officials make decisions based on their own interests or partisan politics rather than the needs of the community, residents lose faith in the system and become disengaged from the political process. This lack of trust and engagement can have a negative impact on the community as a whole and make it much more challenging to effect positive change.
In addition to the social and political reasons for doing what is right, there are also economic and practical reasons. For example, making the right decisions about community resources such as parks, schools, and libraries can have a positive impact on property values and attract more businesses and investments to the area. On the other hand, making poor decisions can cause businesses and residents to leave, lowering property values and making it more challenging for the community to thrive.
Another critical factor to consider is the impact that these decisions can have on future generations. When elected officials do what is right and make decisions that benefit residents now and in the future, they are ensuring that their community remains vibrant, healthy, and prosperous for years to come. However, when they make decisions based on short-term gains or personal interests, they are putting the future of the community at risk and leaving our children and grandchildren to deal with the fallout.
Conclusion: Tom Donohue has issued a deadline of 8 AM on Monday morning giving the Commissioners of ANC8A just over twelve hours to "do what is right" and join Tom in demanding the immediate resignation of Commissioners Holly Muhammad and Barbra Clark ahead of his releasing "information that affirms what I have been saying from the start that Holly does not live on Minnesota Avenue and therefore must immediately resign." Tom has already provided written and sworn affidavits of independent process servers who along with MPD made 10 attempts to serve Holly Muhammad a civil complaint with no success. He even had an attempt made during an ANC meeting where he told Ms. Muhammad in the meeting chat to go and collect the complaint from the front door. He has given each of the Commissioners less than twelve hours to notify him of their support to ask for Holly Muhammad and Barbra Clark's immediate resignation otherwise expect their name to be listed as well when he discloses the new information he has. Either way, he says he plans to file a Department of Justice complaint against the entire Commission for Civil Rights Violations stemming from actions the Commission has taken in order to silence him from speaking out. By speaking up and having his voice heard, he is showing that the community matters and that having law-abiding neighbors as commissioners that anything is possible. As we move forward, it is essential that we all remember our responsibility to do what is right and to hold our elected officials accountable for the decisions they make. Only by doing so can we ensure that our communities remain strong, healthy, and prosperous for generations to come.
Below find the letter Donohue sent putting the entire Commission on blast telling them anything less than doing what is right will automatically place them on the list of resignations he will demand when he releases whatever it is he has proving Ms. Muhammad does not live where she claims.
This is the letter from the Board of Elections sent to the Chairwoman of ANC8A advising them they need to host a special meeting. This is also the very letter that was deleted each time Donohue posted it during his ANC Meeting in June. They deleted the link Tom posted to prevent the public from knowing what was really going on.
Watch some highlights from this ANC's recent meetings which have led to this: