To the editor:
On the topic of the BPCA Board – I can understand that the Board has business to attend to and that the members are not paid for their service on the Board so they want their meetings to run efficiently.
Dennis Mehiel knows that if community comment were to be allowed, much more time would need to be allocated for meetings. However, this problem was created by the way the Board is constituted and the way it has operated.
Being closed to community input in recent years and being constituted of members who are not invested personally in life in this neighborhood means that there is a backlog of local expression seeking outlets.
Steps have been made to allow community input, but the history of distrust remains. CEO Mehiel knows this and so he resists allowing community members to speak at the Board’s meetings.
State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member (almost!) Yuh-Line Niou — on our behalf, please find a way to convince Governor Cuomo to appoint local members to the Board.
Friends and Neighbors – please join me in supporting Democracy4BPC.org.
Join me in asking for an Open Community Meeting that publicly addresses the financial operations of the BPCA. Are you tired of sitting through a scripted presentation that allows too little time for comments, questions and discussion? Please spread the word…
Maryanne P. Braverman