Credit Emily Opilo of the Morning Call for a great exposé on the lawyers and firms that have benefitted for the last decade from the Pawlowski reign. Prominent among them is Oldrich Foucek the Third. Foucek is also chairman of the Allentown Planning Commission, and a member of the NIZ Board. His firm was paid over $615,000 for chasing the riff raff away, when the city demolished 37 properties to build its Great White Elephant. All together, this firm received $1.73 million in work, and contributed $32 thousand dollars to Pawlowski. He told Opilo that the work they have done for the city is very complex and extremely complicated.
Now, I can believe that Oldrich's brain is big enough, but I don't believe that anybody should serve in multiple positions of influence in any town. This isn't a new tradition in Allentown, but Pawlowski's appointments have been particularly strategic.