Yonkers, NY — The assertions and subsequent confirmation by Yonkers City Hall of not billing Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Patricia McDow for parking / storing her BMW sedan within the Buena Vista Parking structure managed by the Yonkers Parking Authority (YPA) demands further introspection. The first telling of the acid-tongued bloggers’ assertions were revealed in a June 28, 2010, Hezitorial entitled “Yonkers City Hall Deceives City Agencies to Cover Up Mayor’s $800,000 Blunder BY Hezi Aris”. In that writing, the ability by the YPA to manage the financial largesse of the quasi-government agency prudently was questioned. The discovery of Ms McDow not paying and the YPA not billing for services rendered runs contrary to the tenets delineated within the YPA‘s Code of Ethics which states in part, “(4) use or attempt to use his or her official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemptions for himself, herself or others;…
In a letter addressed to the editor, dated September 8, 2010, YPA Deputy Executive Director / CFO Joseph Dalli wrote, “I have concluded my review of the facts concerning the alleged parking/storage of a BMW sedan without license places and an expired registration in the Buena Vista parking structure. Although no prior invoices have been forwarded to the owner of the said vehicle, I am now in the process of calculating these costs and will be forwarding this bill to the owner for payment of these changes.”
There is only one situation that can logically explain this circumstance having taken place. It is totally illogical for any thinking person to conclude this situations occurred because of an oversight by the YPA and the forgetfulness of Ms McDow. A logical deduction suggests Ms McDow was advised that she could store her BMW in the city facility devoid of a license plate and devoid of an inspection sticker in the Buena Vista Parking facility at not cost to her. Therein lies the disgust and distrust of government fiat.
The use of the Buena Vista Parking facility to park / store,Ms McDow’s BMW took place under the aegis of Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone and Deputy Mayor William Regan. Mr Regan is also the Chairman of the Yonkers Parking Authority, making him privy to every action taken under his umbrella as head of the quasi-governmental agency.
Despite the formal demeanor demanded by the YPA’s Code of Ethics not to “secure unwarranted privileges or exemptions," Yonkers City Hall and Yonkers Parking Authority, have become embroiled in alleged illegal conduct by Wiliam Regan, the dual office holder of YPA Chairman and Yonkers Deputy Mayor.
Did City Hall plot to seduce Ms McDow to accept free use of the parking / storage facility? Once Ms McDow parked her BMW in the facility, did City Hall thereafter exact her vote on issues promoted by City Hall rather than garner her supporting vote by voting on the validity of their argument and vision? Can Yonkers City Hall be trusted to divulge the truth? Is there a paper trail of the circumstances that led to this debacle of mistrust and disgust? Will Ms Dow divulge the name and / or names of those who cajoled her to enter into this arrangement?