Apr 2, 2018
Time For Cynthia To Resign
The time has come for Cynthia Mota to resign from Allentown City Council. Although she works for Promise Neighborhood of Lehigh Valley, which is directed by Hasshan Batts, she didn't disclose that connection when she voted eleven times last Thursday to make him mayor. Cynthia appears to have zero conception of what constitutes a conflict of interest.
In late January Batts met with councilwoman Mota to discuss the needs of families in Allentown. By early February Promise Neighborhoods hired Mota as Community Manager. Apparently, Mota and Batts are also concerned with their own family needs.
In addition to reaching out to the city, Promise Neighborhoods is reaching out to the state, to see what resources they can harvest there. They seem to be forming the perfect vehicle to become a depository of politically correct funding. Care to make a donation?
ADDENDUM: Emily Opilo of The Morning Call writes on Twitter at 2:50 pm: So Allentown Councilwoman Cynthia Mota does work for Allentown Promise Neighborhood and was hired by Hasshan Batts, the same candidate she voted for in 11 rounds of voting for mayor. But that doesn't appear to violate the city's ethics ordinance. I'll have a story explaining.
Will the paper provide proper attribution to this blog?
UPDATE:The Morning Call story on Mota is out. Mota should be ashamed for not disclosing that she worked for Batts, and The Morning Call should be ashamed for not disclosing that this blog broke the story.
UPDATE APRIL 3, 10:45 AM. I have been assured by the Morning Call reporter, despite the timeline, that her report was derived completely independently of mine.