"During tonight's sham CB7 meeting with DOF Commissioner Frankel, Community Board Chair Gene Kelty attempted to have the police remove Bob Friedrich. This was in response to Bob insisting that his voice be heard.
Many of those in attendance asked me who Kelty was and they referred to him as a goon and thug. Has the time come for Kelty to resign?"
Little Neck Patch has more:
Toward the end of Frankel's remarks, Bob Friedrich, president of the Glen Oaks Village Association, objected to what he called the commissioner's "lack of specifics" in terms of the methodology used by the city to determine the value of condos and co-ops.
"All we wanted to know is how you justified such high tax valuation increases in a time when co-op values are declining," Friedrich said. "He [Frankel] gave us nothing."
At one point, according to Friedrich, CB7 chairman Eugene Kelty summoned police officers to escort the longtime co-op president out of the Union Plaza Care Centre in Flushing — the venue for last night's "un-sanctioned" community meeting.
"It was Gene Kelty who was disruptive and disrespectful," said CB7 board member Warren Schreiber, also president of Bay Terrace Co-op No. 1 and the Bay Terrace Civic Association. "Bob Friedrich should have been allowed to have his voice heard."
However, another attendee at last night's gathering, who did not want to be indentified, saw it a different way.
"Kelty's behavior may not have been appropriate, but Bob's was worse," said the source.
Funny how the person criticizing Kelty used his name but the one criticizing Friedrich is "a source". Who is the source - Bitterman or Apelian?