Will the Algonquin Village Board react or even discuss the revelations of Trustee designate Dianis’ Twitter posts and Campaign Contributions to the Lincoln Project or 16 Democratic candidates across the country since 2017?
Will local Donald Trump supporters or Republicans show up to object to Dianis’ social media statements?
Will anyone show up to discuss the matter, or will the meeting last 5 minutes as planned?
The special meeting of the Algonquin Village Board is scheduled for 7:25PM CDT at the Ganek Municipal Complex at 2200 Harnish Drive in Algonquin.
The meeting is scheduled to last five minutes, which will be followed by a regularly scheduled Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting to start at 7:30PM.
Village of Algonquin frequently schedules back-to-back meetings, and while the posted agendas for tonight say the special Village Board meeting will last 5 minutes, if enough speakers show up, the Village will follow its normal practice of letting public comment take as long as necessary, even if the meeting will last a half hour.
So no excuse for people who want to express feedback of any kind to the Dianis trustee appointment to not show. If they want to have their say, they’ll get it.
As stated over the weekend and Monday on McHenry County Blog, the Dundee Township Republican Organization (DTRO) which includes 28% of Algonquin’s population urges Dianis to not be appointed trustee because he’s “partisan” and “divisive”.
But the DTRO has been challenged to do more than be digital keyboard warriors. Will the DTRO, beginning with its precinct committeepersons who represent Algonquin like DTRO Chairman Mike Bielak of Algonquin or others show up tonight and address concerns over Dianis’ Twitter statements and campaign contributions to Democrats?
What about aspiring candidates for next year’s June primary election?
What about elected or appointed Republican officials in both McHenry and Kane counties who have a rare chance to defend Donald Trump and Republican U.S. Senators whom Dianis actively opposed through campaign contributions and tweets/retweets objecting to Dianis openly and publicly?
Speaking of Republicans, where are the McHenry County Republicans? How about Algonquin Township Republicans? Will Grafton Township Republicans, with 3 precincts in the village of Algonquin, through its Chairman Orville Brettman object to the Dianis appointment given what has been learned about him since Friday?
Or will Grafton Township Republicans pull their golf outing from Algonquin’s Golf Club of Illinois as a form of protest to the Dianis appointment to send an additional message if the Village Board seats Dianis?
While the expectation is Dianis’ appointment will be made by Algonquin Village President Debby Sosine and the five trustees will vote to approve it with their advice and consent and Dianis’ swearing-in will take place, will the community let the expected outcome take 5 minutes, or a little longer?
Will the trustees vote on Dianis’ appointment be unanimous approval, or will a trustee or two vote “no” or at least vote “present” given what has been learned about Dianis since Friday?
Commenter “Correcting” asked an interesting question — why did President Sosine go with Dianis opposed to former Trustee Janis Jasper, who lost her seat in the April 6 election. Jasper is a woman of color, but does Dianis’ qualifications outweigh Jasper’s in spite of Jasper unseating Dianis in the 2017 village elections?
Jasper was openly backed by the McHenry County Democrats in the April election, so both break even as far as political party alignment.
Something else “Correcting” asked was what Dianis had campaigned previously in his 5 campaigns for village trustee since 2003. His 2017 candidate profile is still available on Patch and can be viewed here.
An excerpt from the Patch profile in response to the best advice ever shared with Dianis is relevant.
“Former Algonquin police Chief Russ Laine once told me that everyone needs to take the ‘point,’ to be willing to step up to lead and put themselves in a vulnerable position.”Then-Trustee Brian Dianis, 2017 Candidate response, Patch
Putting oneself in a “vulnerable position” definitely would describe how Dianis’ social media activity and campaign contributions, reported through the Federal Election Commission (FEC), finds him now, at least to some.
Will anybody care to show up at the Algonquin Village Board meeting tonight and voice their views, will be known at 7:25PM CDT at the Ganek Municipal Complex?