The Movement against Parking Meters (MAPM) has said it will continue to fight for the removal of Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk Royston King as well as transparency and accountability in the spending of tax dollars.
Members of the group and supporters took to the streets in front of City Hall last Thursday to protest the mayor’s decision to disallow a motion of no-confidence against King based on legal advice he secured from attorney Maxwell Edwards.
“MAPM is also appalled at the manner in which the nominations for Deputy Mayor were closed without opportunity for further nominations,” member Don Singh said, while referring the swift closing of nominations during the mayoral elections on Thursday. “We view this as an assault on democratic practices and will resist this in any way that we can. We urge citizens of Georgetown to do their civic duty and join us as we fight for transparency and accountability in the spending of our hard earned tax dollars,” Singh added.
He accused Mayor Chase-Green of repeatedly protecting City Constable Corporal Clifton Pellew, who is currently charged with the rape of a juvenile who was in the city’s custody, and claimed that King had run the city into a $3 billion debt.
Others who showed up for the protest used the opportunity to complain about a proposed fee for garbage collection, while the family of Marlon Fredericks came out to protest his death at the hands of a member of the City Constabulary while attempting to escape custody.