Monday, June 09, 2008

Markowitz purges more of Brooklyn Community Board 6

Just as Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was gamely recognizing former Brooklyn Community Board 6 chairman Jerry Armer, who was being honored by the Park Slope Civic Council, the BP was continuing his purge of CB 6 for its stance against Atlantic Yards.

The Courier-Life, in an article headlined "CB 6 is shaken to its core," reports that Celia Cacace, a board member since 1982, says Markowitz told her in 2006 that he wouldn't reappoint her when her term came up and treated her coldly ever since. She learned of the decision through a form letter. Like Armer, she said she would still attend CB meetings.

Two of four others not reappointed had not submitted paperwork asking for reappointment, the newspaper stated.

Markowitz's statement

And what did Markowitz say? The article contained his statement: "The issues taken up by community boards as as diverse as Brooklynites themselves and, because these aren't lifetime appointments, the councilmembers and I must consider the benefits of continuity over time, the need for fresh perspectives to be heard, and who will best serve their community and the borough as a whole."

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