Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Halloran, Vallone team up to screw Bayside
While a new school facility may be beneficial, the proposed site is situated in the middle of a quiet, residential neighborhood that already includes PS 31 a few blocks away. The school would be facing the backyards of 31 homes and will significantly alter the quality of life of residents. Neither Council Member Halloran nor Council Member-elect Vallone had solicited the community’s input before making a deal with the School Construction Authority to move ahead with the proposed school location.
Avella stated, “I think it is a disgrace that both the Council Member and the Council Member-elect, went behind the community’s back and made a deal to have the proposed school approved, while ignoring the will of the people who will be most affected by the new school.”
“I simply do not understand why Council Member Daniel Halloran's opinion was even taken into account in this situation, seeing as he is busy fighting disturbing corruption charges and is obviously out of touch. It is even more saddening to see a newly elected City Council member going against the local community before even taking office! I am afraid this just sets an extremely bad precedent for the duration of Paul Vallone's tenure in public office,” concluded Avella.
"...the community's voice isn't being heard, and that it's coming up for a vote in a month and we might get a school that we don't want." - Paul Vallone's lie about opposing Kiel Bros. school