"On the evening of June 8, 2009 I attended the general meeting of Queens Community Board #7. I brought my camcorder to document any new information about Flushing Airport and potential development. Although that topic was not mentioned, I was surprised to hear this comment about the board made by Robert LoScalzo during the public participation session at the end.
The democratic process is important, especially when Mayor Bloomberg and his real estate development buddies are making my neighborhood a hell on earth! Bloomberg has already overturned term limits laws that the people of NYC voted for TWICE!!! His megawealth and incumbency are giving him an unfair advantage and it made me realize that people are being manipulated and practically forced to approve a continuation of policies that are detrimental to NYC!
Community boards are supposed to provide a voice that would protect citizens from being treated unfairly. However, recent decisions and potential conflicts of interest by this community board have caused me great consternation. I now have to question how much of a democratic process is left for the people that make up all 5 boroughs of New York City.
It is my sincere hope that the candidacy of City Councilman Tony Avella is recognized and that the media starts to give him the coverage that he deserves. This is a critical election year and the decision of the voters will definitely have an impact on the direction the city will take. Please take a little time to think about how important the democratic process is and realize that a change of administration is needed now and not in 4 more years! Perhaps it is time to clean house starting at the local level and going all the way to the top of the food chain??!?!??! Don't let NYC become a playground for the rich and famous at the expense of your needs and the needs of your families. Thank you." - Al
Interesting how Kelty, Apelian and Bitterman all decided to skip the last CB7 meeting...
Oh, here's another complaint about Queens CB7.