"Dear Queens Crap:
I received this letter in the mail from Councilman Gallagher and I must say that it took me by surprise. I have been on community board 5 for years and never have been asked to come in for an interview to defend why I should be reappointed. I found out that certain people who are rumored to be on the chopping block (for such infractions as daring to speak out against variances that the councilman's cronies were seeking, or having the gall to support saving the entire St. Saviour's church grounds) received a version of this letter via certified mail. It appears that Councilman Gallagher is still on the warpath, and the victims continue to be community volunteers.
He removed a very popular board member last year, because he dared to "open his mouth" and all those who spoke out against that action will likely be removed from the board and replaced with Gallagher lapdancers this year. Our borough president will no doubt go along with this because only in Queens does the Republican delegation, totalling 1 person, tell a Democrat to jump and the Democrat asks, 'How high?'"
Yes, dear readers, the community board process seems to be a very corrupt one with the losers being the communities at large and those trying to defend them.