Friday, April 3, 2009
NY1 confirms Crowley sold Maspeth out
"In a vote of 38-to-10, City Council members on Thursday approved a proposal by the Department of Education to build a new high school in Maspeth...Earlier we reported that Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, whose district the proposed school would be built in was expected to vote no on the measure, but she did not ask fellow council members to vote no with her."
And from the speech she gave to the land use committee:
I’d like to also thank my colleagues in this body, your knowledge and advice has been invaluable and I am grateful for your support.
I am voting No. Let me clear, I want a school in Maspeth, but I cannot agree with this plan.
In an effort to alleviate the traffic and transit concerns raised by community I asked the Department of Education to compromise on a plan to allow this school to better address the needs and concerns of my community. They did not and as I result I do not support this plan.
As the plan stands now it does not have the approval of the community education council, it does not have the approval of the community board, it does not have the approval of the local civic association. It does not have the full support of local parents. It does not have the support of the local elected officials.
Notice that nowhere in this statement does Liz ask her colleagues to vote no with her.
Liz, you're as useful as tits on a bull. And you're fucking history.