Here are some of Melinda Katz's campaign contributions. Notice how many of her donors are connected to the real estate industry... Maybe instead of "Donor, Supporter, Patron" her categories should read "Developer, Realtor, Contractor." Those descriptions would certainly be more accurate. Why would she advertise herself as chair of the land use committee in a fundraising letter unless she is looking to collect money from the people who are destroying Queens? What a disgrace this "representative" is.
Above photo from 2001. Left photo is recent. Looks like burning the candle at both ends canoodling with developers and campaigning for her yet-to-be-declared future office has taken a toll on her.
Check out this revelation made by one of Katz's city council colleagues:
In light of all this, and the fact that she was overwhelmingly chosen by Queens Crap readers as most deserving of the distinction, we are coronating Councilwoman Melinda Katz as the 2007 Queen of all that is Queens Crap! To acknowledge the role she has played in the overdevelopment drama of our borough, we have awarded Ms. Katz this Queens Crap tiara, sash and brooch.
:::::Mel pauses briefly to sing "God Bless America" before hopping back on the overdevelopment gravy train:::::
Thank you, Lord, for this new year, for the many blessings you have bestowed upon this city, and for giving the majority of the people of NYC the wisdom to twice vote in favor of term limits.
Final Poll Results:
Which NYC council member most deserves the Queens Crap overdevelopment award?
Melinda Katz: 44%
Dennis Gallagher: 21%
Eric Gioia: 13%
John Liu: 13%
Peter Vallone, Jr: 10%