Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"Carrión defends board firings" NY Daily News 6/21/6

Carrión defends board firings

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión yesterday defended firing and demoting members of a local community board that voted down the new Yankee Stadium plan, saying they just did not share his "vision."
He also blamed "advocates and activists from outside the area" for influencing Community Board 4 to vote against the plan, though the vote carried only advisory weight.

"My very clear expectation is that these appointees are there to carry out a vision for the borough president and the leadership of this borough, and that's simply what I expect," he said at a joint press conference with Mayor Bloomberg, who announced a new development initiative for the South Bronx.

Some critics have charged the firings could come back to haunt the term-limited Carrión when he faces tough campaigning - and questions about his leadership style - in his expected run for citywide office.

Bob Kappstatter

Originally published on June 21, 2006


At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What comes around goes around.....

Nothing worse than an abuse of power....

Saving the Historic Yankee Stadium and Macombs and Mullaly Parks and using this as the centerpiece of Bronx Redevelopement would serve the community better......


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