POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Mayor Mike Spano’s Aversion to Risk Will Not Mitigate Yonkers Historical Past or Its Present and Future Challenges by His Wishful Thinking By HEZI ARIS
YONKERS, NY — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano strives to create an image that all is good and safe and positive in Yonkers. He is with all due respect simply wrong. His administration denied the very crisis first presented in the Yonkers Tribune over Peter Kelly’s X2o shenanigans. He and his staff maintain there are issues with regard to the sale of the Alder Manor estate yet he refuses to make it public, nor the games played by the mortgage holder that became the vehicle for alleged “under the table” dismissal of the entire mortgage claiming issues that mitigate full payment of the note. The concerns over the sub standard protocol expected of a wayward Yonkers Board of Education that are pushing ahead with a Public Private Partnership for Education with the intent of maintaining their entity as separate from the City of Yonkers yet dependent on the City for its funding and now promoting legislation in Albany that will have them tax the city despite their not having taxig ability. The economic development debacle of Ridge Hill continues as sales tax revenues have yet to meet a threshold written into contractual agreements with Forest City Ratner that no matter who opens on the property have yet to pay off to a city that may only be described as broken by all these games and alleged thefts. The crisis of overbilling of water for as much as three years hence; similarly with regard to electricity, begs the question where is the money and how much has been stolen or used without authority. The payment of electricity and water and parking inducements that are easy access to the taxpayer’s pocket without their knowledge, and without their concurrence is an atrocity of governance continues unabated. Why? Why is the scandal of theft of services permitted at the Nepperhan Community Council? When will this madness end? Why has the Yonkers Board of Education been silent over this abuse by Rev. Dr. Jim Bostic?