|State Rep. Steve Marino|
By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)
Macomb area State Rep. Steve Marino says it's time for embattled Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci to hit the road, and he is asking for a little 'muscle' to help bounce Bucci, the Governor who bills himself as "One Tough Nerd."
Bucci evidently has not attended a single board meeting since his indictment last year.
According to a press release:
"State Rep. Steve Marino today sent Gov. Rick Snyder a letter calling on him to exercise his authority to remove a Macomb Township trustee from office.
Rep. Marino, who represents a portion of Macomb Township in the Michigan House, said Trustee Dino Bucci has exhibited corrupt conduct in office and gross neglect of duty, both of which the governor can use as grounds for his removal under the Michigan Constitution.
Bucci was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2017 on eighteen counts of conspiracy, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, mail fraud and money laundering. The charges are in connection with public contracts in Macomb Township and the Macomb County Department of Public Works, where he worked until 2017."
Marino called the situation "shameful."
“Dino Bucci’s actions while serving as both a township trustee and public servant in the Macomb County Department of Public Works are disgraceful and unacceptable,” Marino said. “Even more shameful is the fact that he continues to receive cadillac health benefits, collect a salary, and hold his title while skipping meetings and avoiding all other official responsibilities.”
Marino says removing Bucci will help the community move forward.
“Trustee Bucci has clearly lost the trust and confidence of both his colleagues and the public,” Marino said. “If he won’t resign, it’s time for Gov. Snyder to exercise the authority granted to him by the state constitution and allow our community to begin the healing process.”
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.