Ward 3 E-Newsletter: July 2020

Greetings Ward 3 Resident,

I wish I was contacting you on more of happier note or just sending you my normal Monthly Ward 3 E-Newsletter for July. Unfortunately this will most likely be the last newsletter you may get from me for sometime possibly. Below I wanted to share why.

Have a Happy 4th of July & Thank you!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

End Racism Everywhere including here in North Royalton, Ohio

Everyone that knows me well. I am a very passionate person and dedicated to serving my community the last 7 years as their Ward 3 City Councilman. The series of events that transpired over the jail closure crisis, were completely out my character. Also above all my family comes first. Since City Council has already decided my fate before I had a chance for any kind of due process or even just a chance to tell the other key fact of my story that has been missing which is the why I lost my cool. Also why Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz was embarrassed to show his face at the June 30, 2020 Special City Council Meeting.

I believe it was because he knew in advance that just maybe that he did not want me or my lawyer to ask him this question… Who was it that he knows that attacked my family over the heated jail crisis? The below extremely racist flier was left in my newspaper box by a support of Mayor Antoskiewicz attacking innocent 13 year old step-son Henry on the basis of his race. In a sick racist attempt to provoke me and my family. All because I was the most vocal opposition to Mayor Antoskiewicz’s shady Parma Jail deal and his unilateral closure of our city jail. Like any loving father. I lost it. In my over 34 years of life I have never been this outraged and it rocked my family and me to our core.

Although what I did following it was not right and I have taken responsibility and apologized for the private phone call to a now former friend venting for this all to end. Does not excuse either how the Mayor and his friends exploited this situation and my family for his own personal political gain. Nor the hell my family and oldest child have been put through as a result.

To the racist Mayor Antoskiewicz’s supporter and to the Mayor. You both owe my son Henry, my wife Marissa, and me an apology. Also like me Mayor. You need to take responsibility for what you did too! Also the racist Mayor Antoskiewicz supporter as well! Yes my son Henry is Mexican American. He is also a proud African American and Irish young man too! He is a US Citizen! Most importantly was born in Texas, USA! My amazing and beautiful wife Marissa is African American and other half Irish.

Also a legal US Citizen born in Pennsylvania! What transpired in our community is part of a much larger problem in country and community worse than COVID-19, which is historic hate and racism. No matter what happens to me. My wife Marissa and I are actively committed to End Racism everywhere! So there you go! If folks still want to continue saying hateful things here on social media, emails, and phone calls about me and my family go ahead. But at least now you know the rest of the why. I truly hope that you reconsider and use your energy in working towards a solution to this much bigger problem that it took my family and I to experience personal to understand why we all need to act now to address this without further delay!

Full Text of My Letter of Resignation from North Royalton City Council:

Hand Delivered & E-mailed

Subject: Letter of Resignation

July 4, 2020

Dear President of Council & Members,

Alexander Hamilton said “Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.” The leftover Jimmy Dimora Era Democrats, Robert Stefanik, Larry Antoskiewicz, and Paul Marnecheck, and friends must maintain their kingdom at all costs. “They” control everything and we the people do not. They can keep selling this city away to the highest bidder. My friend, mentor, and predecessor the late Ward 3 Councilman Don Willey warned me as such. Don, today is the day their reign and tyranny of holding back North Royalton’s true future, must come to an end! Thank you for preparing me!

Residents, you are absolutely right there is something evil going on in our city government. When you cross them, out their evils, or worse publicly blow the whistle. You will end up on the list, just like me for blowing the whistle!

When, I walked into the Council Chambers on June 30, 2020 after a leaked audio and documents to Cleveland.com, the conduct of the President of Council denying the residents for or against me to even be heard, and none of you members of Council even pretending to discuss any alternative ways to resolve this matter fairly. I knew then, you would never give me any type of due process, my sincere apology did not matter, the public humiliation you put me through, and sadly you had already sealed my fate over the weekend. Adding insult to injury you even had the person you most likely handpicked to replace me in the Council Chambers that night too. Now that you have finished me off for good for raising alarms about issues I discovered going back to end of 2019. This is textbook political payback at its worse playing out in public. You did warn me to “Stay in My Lane”. But this is a democracy, not a dictatorship. So let’s not fool this community any longer the mission all along was to silence me. Period.

So you Mr. President Marnecheck and former Mayor Stefanik enjoyed destroying me at all costs and all the positive accomplishments I have done in my entire life thus far for the good of our community. You WON! Mayor Atoskiewicz especially WON the most in all of this regretful series of events! When one of Mayor Antoskiewicz’s supporters put an extremely racist flier in my newspaper box attacking my innocent 13 year old son. On the basis of his race because I was the most vocal opposition to the shady Parma jail deal and the Mayor’s unilateral closure of our city jail. You outraged me Mr. Mayor the most I have ever been in my 34 years of life. I fell hook line and sinker for your political trap and messed up. You broke me! Our city leadership currently is evil. Which is why we can’t even have places like a Starbucks in town!

A select few having so much power is more important than doing anything for we the people of North Royalton. Serving currently at this time in this government has become so toxic, dysfunctional, rubber stamp, a social drinking club, embarrassment, and even worse made me almost become like the evil that holds this city back and truly acts like behind the scenes. No more! That is not who I am nor ever want to be!

In the end I declare my independence from all of this evil! I choose having my soul and my loving family over all of this! If “they” will destroy my over 7 years of dedicated service to the community for sport! All of you on Council are next! Don’t be fooled! I’m not your enemy. The real enemy is those who pull your strings. However, your submissiveness as leaders makes you all just as guilty or worse.

I urge all citizens of North Royalton, Ohio to finally Wake Up, Speak Up, and work together peacefully to Clean Up the mess that is our city government! Until the residents finally do that. I hereby resign effective immediately this July 4, 2020 at 10:04am as the North Royalton Ward 3 City Councilman.

I will no longer be another excuse for your evilness and allow you to destroy my family. Especially my children! As I leave office, Ward 3 residents I am sorry to those I have let down and hope you will forgive me. Rest assured I will be back when I am stronger and spiritually ready to combat the evil that we all know is holding us up! I am excited for my new freedom in the coming months to help more residents in our entire community without any limits of a ward boundary, more time with my loving family, and working with my friend who is a pastor at a local church to be a better Christian man and the leader this entire community needs even more than ever!

/s/ Dan Langshaw
Dan Langshaw                                                
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council

Thank YOU to the over 5,500 North Royalton Ward 3 Residents for the honor of electing me the last 7 years to be able to serve you all as your voice on City Council! This is not good bye forever. Its more of a cya later! I plan to remain active in the community in other ways. When my family and I have time to heal. I hope to share more about what that means for you all and our community too!

Ward 3 Residents Needing Assistance
All those who reported an issue to me. I made sure was sent in. As of today if an issue comes up in the ward please call the North Royalton City Council Office at 440-237-4260 till they fill the Ward 3 Council vacancy.