John Hodge just instituted a lawsuit in the Danbury Superior Court against both the Freedom of Information Commission and also the two ladies who recently won their complaints against him. The latest of those complaints resulted in Hodge being personally fined by the commission for repeated violations. But sue he must and thereby force two citizens to spend their own money to defend themselves. Isn’t that just peachy? What a guy!
Numerous faxes have been sent to Mr. Hodge asking if he intends to pay for the attorney fees in this lawsuit. They have all been ignored. That tells me that New Fairfield’s Town Attorney will be running up John Hodge’s legal defense bill at our expense. But wait! “It won’t cost us taxpayers a dime!” Where have we heard that before? It was stated again this week at a BOS meeting. The convoluted logic is part of Hodgenomics and says that since Town Consul is on a retainer basis, our Town Attorney will be doing an infinite amount of legal work for a fixed price. Wow! What a deal ~ or is it? The dots do not connect.
It sure looks like Mr. Hodge is using the Town Attorney, who is paid by taxpayer dollars, to fight the personal fine that was levied upon him. This will be a very lengthy and costly lawsuit if it is not thrown out as being frivolous by the Superior Court. Isn’t that just ducky?
Next month New Fairfield voters can change the two year continuum of Town Hall malarkey, deception and the “my way or the highway” administrative style by voting John Hodge out of office.