Only a few weeks ago City Council member Scott Voigts was falsely claiming he was the “Mayor of Lake Forest” while trying to solicit contributions to his campaign fund. When that information was published several people stepped forward to say that, in addition to using the title in his e-mail, Voigts was going around introducing himself as the Mayor.
While it’s true that Voigts was the Mayor in 2013, he is no longer the Mayor, and while he is entitled to call himself the “former Mayor”, the implication that he is still Mayor is clearly false. Using a false title to solicit money may even be a crime. It certainly is another example of how loose Voigts’ moral principles are. Click here for previous information about Voigts’ behavior.
The most recent example of Voigts’ disregard for the law and his belief that he is “above the law” happened last night. A few months ago the City passed an ordinance that allowed campaign signs to be placed in the public right of way and on private property beginning 45 days before election day. In a letter to candidates on September 16, the City Clerk made sure that those candidates who were math impaired were aware that the date to put out signs was September 20.
That didn’t stop Voigts from putting up his signs in violation of the law. Today Lake Forest enforcement staff is going around and documenting Voigt’s violations.
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