New Mayor of Bothell follows old Mayor’s corrupt habits
Fellow Bothell, WA residents, Once again there are more signs of corruption within our city council, specifically surrounding Mayor Joshua Freed and his friend and business partner, current council member and Former Mayor Mark Lamb.
In case people have forgotten, in 2012, Lamb lied to us denying the allegations of having a 2-year-long affair with his secretary.
then later admitted to it.
At that time I posted that if he can’t be trusted to uphold his solemn oath of marriage, how could he possibly be expected to uphold his oath of political office?
Now Joshua Freed is recusing himself of matters of the city trying to purchase the Wayne golf course he and Mark Lamb have teamed up to try to buy and develop that property themselves. The ongoing evidence of a lack of integrity and using their public office for personal gain is chronic and abhorrent.
Fortunately the citizens of Bothell have organized to see that this golf course becomes a protected greenway rather than a housing development. See http://onebothell.org/
Here are more links of interest regarding this issue:
Mark Lamb is a real estate attorney as stated in his Linkedin profile.
He represents clients in transactional and litigation matters in real estate and venture capital. Joshua Freed is a real estate developer as stated in his Linkedin profile.
It would appear that together they are doing business from the Bothell City Council dais. This is not an isolated incident of not acting in Bothell’s best interests. Let’s consider the purchase of a superfluous $52 million city hall with so much extra office space that the city doesn’t expect to need one entire floor of the 4 story building for decades to come (and by law can’t be leased out). That purchase was driven through without a taxpayer vote. Or the McMenamins project downtown where these two drove a vote to accept the several-hundred-page contract in less than 48 hours of receiving it. Later it was revealed the “aquatic center” (which is desperately needed by the Northshore School District swimming & diving programs) was replaced with a wading pool in the contract. I’m having trouble seeing how these two are on the Bothell City Council for altruistic reasons. Legitimate leadership would not allow these things to happen.
If you drive on any roads in the Bothell area, you will see what at first look like Joshua Freed campaign signs. But quickly you will notice it says “Impeach Joshua Freed for Conflict of Interest”. There are two problems with this sign. First, we don’t impeach him. We have a Recall. Second, it should also include council member and Former Mayor Mark Lamb.
Be sure to visit http://impeachfreed.com for more details and show up at the city council meetings Tuesday nights to voice your opinion during the public input.