EXCLUSIVE: Special Yonkers City Council Meeting By HEZI ARIS
YONKERS, NY -- March 20, 2013 -- Majority Leader Wilson Terrero, Minority Leader John Larkin, and Councilmembers Dennis Shepherd and Michael Breen have called for a Special City Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Yonkers City Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall, Yonkers, NY 10701 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purpose of discussing and thereafter take action on the following:
2. All other business properly coming before the council
A Committee of the Whole meeting will be held prior to this Special City Council Meeting, that is, at 6:30 p.m.
EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION: This meeting, called by a majority of four Yonkers City Councilmembers has irked Yonkers City Councilmember Chuck Lesnick who has been holding the Collins Brothers building on the waterfront in his attempt to cajole Art Collins in the backroom by his extortionist conduct in the backroom. Mr Lesnick has chosen to hold off the waterfront development over the affordable housing component which is evidently not on the level demanded by Lesnick, but which has been expressed to Lesnick by Mr Collins that there is no more room left to make further changes if Collins financial backers are to stay in place with the necessary funding. WHile Lesnick plays chicken, the waterfront is fallow without any development.
Lesnick never learned to publicly express the issues that are pertinent to the citizenry; instead he has chosen to wave his magic wand in the backroom while the waterfront disintegrates. In the meanwhile payment by Collins to the City of Yonkers is delinquent. Over tha t Mr Lesnick is quiet.
Mr Lesnick has also threatened to unravel every attempt made by Mayor Mike Spano to redefine the demeanor of Yonkers for the better. Yonkersites should consider Mr Lesnick's threat to be real. Only by watching Mr Lesnick will the truth be told.