Planning Commissioner in trouble for buying out tenants without informing them of their rights, alleges conspiracy

Planning Commisioner Richards and a business partner bought a property and bought out tenents but failed to give them the legally mandated disclosures and had other planning code violations. City is now revoking his planning permits and Richards is suing the city alleging a conspiracy to punish him for previous opinions. Apparently, another commisioner texted him "“Hey bro, there’s some not so nice stuff going around about you right now. What’s up.” Richards alleges his violations of the code were minor.

Here is Richards advocating withdrawing permits for a different developer that bought a property without knowing that the previous owner bought tenants out and failed to show the permits.

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