In My Opinion As An Elected Supervisor
About my right to speech
I am deeply committed to my role as a Supervisor in Exeter Township. My dedication extends to all our residents, not just those who voted for me. My actions and decisions stem from genuine concern for all of you.
In contrast, individuals like Bell, Vollmer, and Kirsher often seem ill-prepared and unaware of the issues at hand during our meetings. Despite facing obstacles from our Solicitor who seems intent on keeping me in the dark through abuse of attorney-client privilege and excessive redaction, I tirelessly gather information. This ensures that my decisions are well-informed, especially at a time when it seems there's a concerted effort to hide the township's governance and financial standing.
Everything I share on social media or my official website reflects my viewpoints as an elected official. There is no distinction between my personal and elected official persona; they are one and the same.
Schnee appears to be trying to artificially separate my online actions (as a citizen) from my duties as a Supervisor, possibly in an attempt to challenge my immunity as a public official. His obsession with this differentiation misses a fundamental point: free speech is a right that all should respect.
About documents that Schnee deems privileged: here’s the truth that Schnee is trying to hide
We're concerned about a novice lawyer who seems to misuse key legal principles to hide the negative impact he's having on our community, our values, and the very essence of the legal profession.
Let me break this down:
Despite these clear guidelines, this lawyer, Schnee, claims every interaction he has falls under attorney-client privilege. Moreover, he labels any document he touches as work-product, even if it has nothing to do with a legal matter. It seems he's trying to control the township's decisions and, more importantly, control what the people of Exeter are allowed to know.
We've invested considerable time submitting Right-To-Know requests, resulting in numerous appeals forced by Schnee and addressing Schnee's consistent efforts to obstruct our access to information. Schnee has made the Right-To-Know process painstakingly slow, with an average wait time of over 65 days for us to receive any documents. This delay is particularly frustrating when contrasted with Schnee's "preferred" associates, like Jupina and The Exeter Informant, who are affiliated with the majority party of Bell, Vollmer, and Kirsher. They often receive documents in under 5 days, especially if these materials align with Schnee's objective of defaming Hughes.
We've chosen to highlight Schnee's unsavory tactics by publishing documents he wrongly labels as privileged. The content of these communications doesn't pertain to legal matters, litigation, or requests for legal counsel. We aim to shed light on Schnee's maneuvers, especially considering that his law practice seems to be struggling with Exeter Township as its sole client. His financial predicament appears to have led him to disregard professional ethics and expected conduct for an attorney, prioritizing self-preservation over impartiality and integrity.
We want to emphasize that Schnee’s methods are not only troubling but also extremely manipulative. We've grown tired of his inappropriate behavior. We've decided to shine a light on his questionable ethics. It is absolutely striking to see the amount of energy that Schnee is spending at taxpayer’s expense to make sure that the public doesn’t know anything about anything.
People of Exeter, We've had enough of this absurd conduct.