Defense Exhibit A Parking ban sign
Defense Exhibit B Bylaws of the village of empireville board of trustees Defense Exhibit C Village Board of Trustees Minutes
Victoria Pat Parker (Cynthia)
Jason A Chris Crangle (Alex)
Patricia Cameron Curtis (Thasia)
Good Afternoon your Honor, Imagine, that you were accused of having an ULTERIOR motive when you were sincerely serving someone? How would you feel? Yet, this is the situation of Mayor Alex Allen. The plaintiff ACCUSES the Village of Empireville and the Board of Trustees with Mayor Alex Allen of BREAKING the constitutional right of the plaintiff by enacting a parking ban. Mayor Alex Allen implemented the parking ban for rational reasons and rational reasons only, that it had been complained a myriad of times by the people. She was serving the public by being responsible and doing her duty as a publicly elected official, yet she was accused of enacting parking ban for political reasons. This accusation is fallacious. Mayor Allen and the village had authority to implement the parking ban according law §1640 about the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Today I am representing the Village of Empireville and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Empireville. Today, the plaintiff must prove beyond reasonable doubt from the that the amended law was unconstitutional based on the related case law of Rose Towers Realty v. Aviv (1983) and based on political reasons not rational reasons. Your Honor, it is the plaintiff has a burden of proof and not the defense. Your Honor, you have heard from the prosecution, they have told you what they want you to listen. That isn’t the full story as you will hear.
Your Honor, the defense will call three witnesses today to the stand. Our first witness is Mayor Alex Allen, the Mayor of the Village of Empireville. She is wrongfully accused of abusing her powers by implementing the parking ban as an emergency without notifying the public beforehand, enacting the parking ban as a political reason without any rational basis and having no discussions previously about it. Mayor Alex Allen will testify to refute all of these false accusations. You will hear from her that she had valid rational justifications. She will tell you that she has had previous discussions about the parking ban. You will hear that she used her powers for emergencies for the good of the people while still obeying the rules of implementing an emergency act.
The second witness Your Honor, is Ryan Ryder. He is the Public Works Commissioner of the Village of Empireville. You will hear from him that Mayor Allen’s programs for the community are beneficial and desperately needed. You will hear that the Capital Improvement
Program would replace the tattered sewer system that is fifty years old, and School Resource Officers which will patrol around the school to alleviate the burden of the Public Works Department and the Police Department. He will tell you that the roads and sewers are damaged because of the parking. You will hear that the students loitering needed to be stopped because of an incident that happened to Ryan Ryder.
The last witness your honor, is I.M. Feddup. She is an active citizen who takes part in public meetings and keeps an eye on the government officials. She had complaint numerously about the parking ban with logical reasons. You will hear from her that parking around the school causes a public disturbance with students smoking, drinking, littering, swearing and being obnoxious. You will hear that the streets after the parking ban are no longer congested, calm, safe for children and it can be plowed and sweeped.
Your Honor, you will learn that the amended law was constitutional and didn’t violate anyone’s rights. A previous case, Bakery Salvage Corp. v. City of Lackawanna has a similar ...
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