Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tim Grier drops bond challenge

From a press release:

As of this morning, I have contacted Attorney Cowger and asked that he file the appropriate paperwork to withdraw my appeal of the DCED's decision.

My reasoning is as follows:

First and foremost, the efforts by Commissioner Skrepenak, Mr. Moses and others to discredit or defame me with their disparaging remarks is more than I and my family should have to endure. While they have clearly shown a penchant for abusing the system we entrusted them to protect, I have only attempted to hold them accountable, something they obviously are unused to and unwilling to accept. Their comments about me and my actions have only served to confuse the community and damage my reputation - an interesting tactic considering the recent notorious behavior of Commissioner Skrepenak and his associates at the courthouse.

Second, other than my attorney, I have absolutely no faith in the Pennsylvania courts or its officers. Pennsylvania courts, from Luzerne County to Harrisburg, have a history of making political decisions on behalf of those in power rather than just decisions on behalf of those whose grievances are legitimate.

Additionally, this effort to right some egregious wrongs has taken away from my time to study and also be with my family. While I can't get back the time that I have spent on this effort to stop the wanton and wasteful spending, I can certainly budget my time better in the future to ensure future success.

I have always said that I try to act not just in my own best interests, but also with the best interests of the community in mind as well. That is exactly how I approached this matter from the beginning, and it is how I approach it today. It is important though that I maintain a proper balance. Continuing this fight while so many in the community, through their silence, have made it clear they do not support it would not, in my opinion, be the right thing to do. Thousands have spoken up in support of my actions, but hundreds of thousands have said and done nothing. I interpret the silence of the majority to mean that they were fine with the current state of affairs. I have no doubt that by withdrawing this appeal Luzerne County will quickly return to such a state, and that a new PR consultant will let us all know what a fabulous state it is.


Zen said...

This is truly a shame. Mr. grier, I wish you the best!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you took your hat off.

Anonymous said...

I give you a lot of credit for going as far as you did Tim. The public, including myself should have taken up a collection to assist you in the just fight.

Anonymous said...

credit for grandstanding and not following through? You don't do something out of a "belief in exposing corruption" and then run away like a little school girl because no one else would help. He had a FREE attorney and NO guts. That's all.

Anonymous said...

Truthfully, he made his point and the bond issue is pretty much dead in the water in this economic environment. What does the county have in value that could satisfy $90 million in the event of default? Unless the county has the 20 casino licenses up their sleeves to turn 315 from Pocono Downs to the mall into the next Las Vegas Strip, it's all pure theory.

Anonymous said...

I hope you will move to another state and bother others now!
You are a very sad person.