Not for Your Eyes
Many will be appalled but will still maintain an aura of deniability as the scenarios unfold over the weeks to come. Others will shrug a “so what” grimace and dismiss the severity of issues that have landed before Mayor Mike Spano‘s office. No need to fret; this telling won’t have any impact over the eventual outcome in the November 3, 2015th General Election.
Fissures of discontent and push back are being revealed in Yonkers City Hall. Over the past two weeks, Mayor Mike Spano has learned that the Yonkers Public Schools are not in compliance with the 1986 desegregation lawsuit with respect to the Special Education student population. The Department of Justice (DoJ) broached the issue with Mayor Mike Spano. Not a word about this issue has been divulged. Keep it on te down low.
The Yonkers Tribune has only recently learned that John Delaney, the Yonkers Budget Manager was dismissed after he noted that Yonkers Finance Commissioner John Liszewiski was incompetent. The exchange between Mr. Delaney and Mr. Liszewski proved once and for all that Mr. Liszewski is nothing more than a Spano loyalist entrusted to deny and spin circumstances other than what they are so as to create a sense of plausible deniability. Mr. Liszewski fired Mr. Delaney for insubordination. It is understood that Mr. Delaney had thereafter chosen another option; retirement. The takeaway is that Mr. Liszewski is not qualified to be the Commissioner of Finance for the City of Yonkers.
The brouhaha was over the alleged but unproven assertion by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano over the alleged $55 million shortfall to the Yonkers Board of Education budget.
Mr. Delaney suffered no issues when working for Westchester County government succeeding Carl Manisalco, whereas under Mr. Liszewki’s watch as Yonkers Budget Manager Finance, the former Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner presided over the $55 million error. Mr. Liszewski is another puppet on a string, a gofer who will parrot what he is told to say.
More about Yonkers “stressed” and failing schools next week.