Friday, November 6, 2009

Bklyn's CB13 afraid to speak out against Marty's $64M potato chip

From Courier-Life:

The board has maintained that it cannot take a position on the amphitheater project because it is not subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). However, Reich said CB13 could and should send a letter to Markowitz reiterating the community’s opposition to the project.

For publicly speaking out against the plan, Reich said, “I was assigned to the board by Marty Markowitz. I’ll never be appointed to the community board again. This will be the last time.”

Markowitz’s rep offered a “no comment” when asked to respond to Reich’s statement.

Speakers claimed that many CB13 members oppose the amphitheater project but are afraid to say so for fear that local elected officials will not reappoint them to the board.

“Show us you are here to represent us and don’t just worry about yourselves and your jobs,” said Lori Silverman.

And then a follow up:

The “as-of-right” plan to construct a new $64 million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Park on Sea Breeze Avenue might require community input after all, this paper has learned.

Here's a flier distributed by the opposition.


Anonymous said...

I love how marty's spokesman doesn't even pretend the member won't get the boot.

Anonymous said...

The community boards main purpose is to be a watch dog for the community , not be in bed with the politicians & kiss their asses. But I guess if you run a non profit & get taxpayer monies to run them from the likes of Recchia , Nelson & Markowitz you have to keep your mouth shut. Bought & paid for. How many CB 13 members run non-profits ? Anyway I think it's disgusting that the Chair of CB 13 doesn't come out against this project , which no one in the community wants, except Markowitz & he dosen't even live the community. If it were up to me I would impeach the CB Chair.