From: "Anne Z. Whitman"
Subject: Fwd: The Figures Lie and Liars Figure/ CU plan would reap windfall profit at taxpayer expense in WEST HARLEM
To: "Jordi Reyes Montblanc"
more info: The figures lie and the liars figure
CU pays ESDC 300k for eminent domain agreement, CU deliberatey boards up and stockpiles properties made vacant by CU, CU pays AKRF to write report finding blight(blight definition in NYC applies to CU property however) CU pays DCP to write negative response to CB9 197A plan which has unanimous community endorsement and UNITES community
CU agression on a minority community causing stress, spike in domestic violence, massive displacement already occurring at 3333 Broadway, former Mithcell Lama property
The bottom line is this..the figures lie and the liars figure. This is a plan/scheme that threatens and injures a vibrant and diverse community for a private instituion (CU)
that would reap windfall profit at taxpayer expense. How much gov't $$ has already been spent accommodating powerful, politically connected party? This is a misuse of government power and amounts to nothing more than a pack of lies to benefit a private party at taxpayer expense.
Note: forwarded message attached.
Anne Z. Whitman, President
Hudson North American
3229 Broadway, New York, New York 10027
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