Maureen Pero

The quasi governmental slush fund

It used to be illegal to pass tax dollars off to private enterprise and to compete with private enterprise, so a whole breed of new quasi-governmental slush funds were contrived. These were kept off the public books- even though they were using public money. Citywide Development was one of the first organizations of this type, Read More

Wacko mail author identified, questioned, let off easy

For years I’ve been accused of sending out bizarre snail mail- often photocopied, cut and pasted, taped together. Sometimes it has my return address, sometimes it has someone else’s- and I would get it, too. I’ve had letters written back to me from Mayor McLin, Maureen Pero- thanking me curtly for my “notes”- for a Read More