The Chosen Among Yonkers Elite – The Hezitorial Telling
It was in the opening days of March 2015 that Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced that Yonkers Office of Veteran Services has hired decorated veteran and former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer as the department’s veteran advocate.The “no show” position was spoken about as if replete with responsibility as expressed by Mayor Spano when he said, “We are proud to have John join the City’s workforce once again. There is no question of John’s commitment and passion for our city, especially towards his fellow veterans. When a veteran comes home, he or she may be vulnerable in adapting to home life. John will be available to these veterans 24-7, every step of the way. John’s first-hand experience and compassion for the needs of our veterans will be a great addition to the services our VA provides for our community.”
In fact it was none other than the Yonkers City Council President Liam McLaughlin who beseeched Mayor Spano to hire his friend John Spencer to the position that would come with a $65,000 per annum remuneration.
Yonkers Tribune has learned through anonymous sources in the know that Mayor Mike Spano has been so impressed by Hon. John “The Little Rich Man” Spencer’s “No Show” responsibilities that he was allocated an additional $30,000 more to his salary.
Many have recently learned that John Spencer and wife Cathy Spring Spencer and their children have suffered foreclosure proceedings and must therefor vacate the premises by the end of next month.
Spencer can now count on an approximately $100,000 pension for serving as a Yonkers City Councilman and as Mayor of Yonkers, the new salary of $95,000 for the responsibilities, such as they are, for the Yonkers Office of Veteran Services, and the income of his wife Cathy Spring Spencer who serves at the pleasure of Yonkers City Council President Liam McLaughlin at a remuneration of $140,000 per annum. for those who may have welled up with emotion in the opening paragraphs, no need to find a tin cup in order to collect funds for former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer.
No updates to John Spencer’s accomplishments have ever made the light of day since his appointment.