The biggest RIOC scandal of all time, for now, at least, brought three resignations and a jail sentence. But more important today, it shines a glaring light on current failures in responsibility.
This week, a Susan Rosenthal lawsuit angrily lashed out at Governor Cuomo and his henchmen along with RIOC’s own do-nothing board of enablers directors.
At RIOC’s OPS October 2020 committee meeting, promising stars shined with emphasis on performance. But old bugaboos surfaced or went unresolved. It wasn’t perfect, but it was promising.
RIOC’s new budget proposal for 2021 should keep you up at night. Here’s how it crams politics and influence into good government.
Make the bastards listen, Roosevelt Island. Kick a little ass now because it’s the only path you have for running your own community.
Did state assembly member Rebecca Seawright team up with RIOC acting president Shelton Haynes, pulling a Southpoint fast one? Did they work at taking the pressure off Team Cuomo?
RIOC’s animal abuse scandal attracted the attention of national media as the New York Post picked up on our story. The state agency, tightly controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo, again embarrasses a community, offending responsible citizens.
The widely admired Roosevelt Island cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park is endangered. Known for its loving, unpaid animal care, it’s in trouble because its landlord, RIOC, suddenly wants money. After fifteen years of mutual support, is it legit or retaliation?
Who’s sabotaging the Westview plan for exiting Mitchell-Lama into affordability? Four full years after tenants overwhelming approved the plan, it’s lost in Cuomo’s Albany. Two years there and two more RIOC wasted screwing around with ownership here before voting “Yes.” So, who’s doing the dirty work now?
RIOC’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, starting April 1st, hinges on the unthinkable… the end of Tram service for Roosevelt Island. Partly, that’s the result of the state’s original sin, failing to embrace democracy.