Queens Ledger December 2013:
The issue dominated the Community Board 5 hearing held in Middle Village the night before, as dozens of residents flooded Christ the King High School, accusing their local elected officials of not doing enough to block the 125-family, 51,000-square-foot facility.
“This was dropped upon us right now, right after the election,” said nearby business owner and CB5 member Richard Huber, causing uproar from the concerned audience. “This is our Christmas present. Merry Christmas and have a happy and safe New Year.”
Richard Huber was dismissed from Community Board 5 this month by Melinda Katz by recommendation of Council Member Crowley.
Daily News August 2014:
Elmhurst United organizer Jennifer Chu said the group plans to deliver 3,000 signatures to city hall this week from neighbors who oppose the Pan Am homeless shelter.
Jennifer Chu was dismissed from Community Board 4 this month by Melinda Katz by recommendation of Council Member Dromm.
So are these council members and the borough president against slumlords warehousing people in hotels or not? The evidence seems to say no.