YONKERS, NY — April 23, 2014 — Yonkers City Hall was exuberant in giving notice to the upcoming series of Mayor Mike Spano’s “State of the City ‘On The Road’ Meetings”. Mayor Mike Spano’s presentation tonight at the Yonkers Middle School Arena, scheduled from 7 – 8 p.m., was a ho-hum event. Only four, that is, 4 people showed up. In fact, ten (10) minutes after the 7:00 p.m. announced opening of the hour, Mayor Mike Spano’s Deputy Communication Director Jason Baker advised Mayor Mike Spano had been summoned back to Yonkers City Hall but that the collection of commissioners would respond to question from the attending, albeit lackluster number of people present. When the mayoral commissioners opened the “On The Road” meeting, request in questions and/or input from the audience they were met by silence. The commissioners did not open the meeting with an opening presentation. Even so, none of the four people had a question for those seated at the dais. The meeting came to a close.
In order for this circumstance not to be repeated next week, perhaps Mayor Mike Spano may wish to demand that the entire second floor attend the April 30th event scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Grinton I. Will Library. Then again, what is the point?