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Charmian Neary April 19, 2014 at 04:10 PM
SPI was engaged in a vetting of their plans before the county board. They walked away from thatRead Morecale ndar. They could continue regardless, or until, the outcome of Ken Jenkin's litigation, which may or may not be the final word. In addition there is no need to avoid a full examination of their plan and finances just because Rye City has asserted its right to review plans for building such an enormous structure in a flood zone. I believe the truth is the plan is not holding up to scrutiny, and the petulant act of unilaterally withdrawing from a process they agreed to is simply a gambit to create the impression that Playland's future is now somehow in jeopardy unless the skeptics back off. The next step is certainly SPI's. They need to get their entitled selves back to the table. I would have disqualified them already, but that's just me.
Deirdre Curran April 19, 2014 at 07:39 PM
No, Bob, the next steps don't lie with the County or the City of Rye. Everything in the vettingRead Moreproc ess was humming along quite efficiently and at a good pace until SPI had a snit fit because the more questions got asked the worse they looked when they still couldn't answer them. The ball is clearly in SPI's court. Get your butts back and finish the review process or else you're done. They have a May 1st deadline now to decide whether or not they want to get back to the review process table. If your plan isn't ready to be fully vetted at this point, you've got no business asking for the keys to that park. SPI has had more than enough time, more than enough opportunities to change and "evolve" their "plan". What it boils down to is...they really don't have a "plan", just a "vision". They need to step down and stop wasting everyone's time and money. They're whining about how much money they've spent. Boo hoo hoo. How about all the wasted TAXPAYER money that's been racking up over the last four years because of this? If they truly care about what's best for the park and the communities of Rye City and Westchester County at large, they will have their Board Meeting this week and all agree it's time to pack up their marbles and go home. You can't tell me a bunch of professional commercial Real Estate Developers were blindsided by having to follow a vetting process divulging their financials and an environmental review. Give us all a break and stop insulting our intelligence. Get out of the way, stop delaying things and let the County move forward with either one of the other plans they deem the best "Plan B". Time's a wasting...
tedc April 19, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Mork and Mindy did the Lindy till the hammer dropped—- Mork and Mindy gave soft answers, soRead Moreth e meetings flopped—- Mork and Mindy went home angry the gambit had been caught—- Mork and Mindy had piles of promises the process had been bought—- Mork and Mindy re-traded the deal and flipped the Board the bird—- Mork and Mindy inherited the windy and nevermore may be heard—-
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 03:10 PM
0y vey, Silicon Valley is looking better and better...
Committee for Election Equality April 19, 2014 at 07:49 PM
ok, Maureen's either out of town, on a girl's night out, OR at the Westchester with the familiesRead Morecre dit cards...;)
Who April 19, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Na na na na, na na na na, S-P-I, goodbye/Na na na na, na na na na, Fake Green Space, goodbye/Na naRead Moren a na, na na na na, Big Field House, goodbye/Na na na na, na na na na S-P-I, goodbye/Na na na na, na na na na County Cronies, goodbye/Na na na na, na na na na, Lights, Noise and Traffic, goodbye/Na na na na, na na na na, S-P-I, goodbye================================= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE
tedc April 18, 2014 at 03:55 AM
It's now spring of 2014 and we still don't have these answers. Thanks Banana Ryepublic.
zxcvb April 18, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Looks like Astorino forgot to do his homework. Even the committee that recommended SPI had concerns Read Morethat were never addressed. Based on this performance and no other accomplishments a promotion to governor would be in order, of course.
Scott Peterson April 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM
There is logic in your statement zxcvb when viewing the available evidence. It appears that whenRead Moreon e can not be fired or convicted for lack of provable evidence, one is promoted. When considered, this appears to be standard operating procedure within civil service as a whole. Our political system being described as the choice of two evils implies that neither choice is worthy but rather one is less intolerable than the other. I have no faith in our current Governor's capacity for reason tempered with compassion but he is the devil we know while the CE is the one we know less. As the Executive has been allowed to assume power over the Legislative at the national level with some little effort, the Executive at lower levels have followed the example set. Maybe just firing the lot of them and hosting a jobs fair is the only reasonable choice.
tedc April 17, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Update: The BOL's Democratic Caucus has put out a separate statement on the SPI fiasco. It provides Read Moredetailed remarks from many Westchester legislators. Notably absent from it is any mention of - or comment from - Rye's Catherine Parker (D).
RyeDad April 17, 2014 at 01:48 PM
tedc, In defense of Parker maybe she is changing her party affiliation again. Perhaps she will beRead Morea Republican this time. She can join the ranks of Carolin "Cunning" (ham) and Arthur Trampleman.
Rye Reader April 18, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Champagne chilling indeed! But I won't pop the cork until SPI's demise is official.
Deirdre Curran April 19, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Right, Rye Reader. I'm with you. Waiting for the official Death Notice.
Deirdre Curran April 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM
See this News12 Link for an interview with Rye Mayor Joe Sack - as he gets it right and talks goodRead Moreo ld plain Common Sense. Joe is featured in approx. the last third of the clip: ==========YAY FOR RYE MAYOR JOE SACK!! He's the last half of this interview and he's talking common sense! http://westchester.news12.com/multimedia/interviews-on-future-of-rye-playland-1.7730120
tedc April 11, 2014 at 06:12 PM
We - of The Corridore of Corrution - are not alone in our views.
Scott Peterson April 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM
While the numbers are telling, the most glaring statement is the low percentage of the totalRead MoreAmerica n population that partook in the survey. It seems hardly news worthy to report that Americans distrust the ethics of career politicians since the concept of professional politician is inconsistent with the founding principles of America as they are taught in basic education. An interesting contrast would have been to ask if their respective politicians were more or less ethical than politicians from other areas. The idea of spending vast amounts of money in order to ask for a non paying or low paying job is hard to apply ethical logic to. Logic becomes harder to apply when one considers the state of affairs at all levels of the political spectrum which seems the result of less than ethical people making the decisions. However, by continuing to elect those who represent what we aspire to be rather than those who represent who we actually are, only the interests of those we aspire to be will be served. The obvious priority interest seems to be to deny the aspirations of electorate in order to maintain exclusivity. If we truly have a representative democracy, what does the poll actually say about the ethics of the represented?
Anne McCarthy April 15, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Yes! The gravel was removed yesterday. Thank you Mayor Sack for listening to the community,Read Moremaking an executive decision and leading the Council to consensus. City Manager Scott Pickup canNOT act unilaterally, violating City code and NYS law by graveling over green space. This is an interim step but it is step in the right direction.
Committee for Election Equality April 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Impressive! Would have imagined "CEO" (my ass) Hiccup would have "minnowRead Moredragged&quot ; that one until Memorial Day. Some soil, fertilizer, seed, and Mr. Carey's trees and it's a done deal? Does a water hose reach from your house to said parquette? By the way, GREAT CEO's anticipate events rather than react to them - sadly we haven't seen that in Rye, ever, from the City Manager's office to the Ryyyyeeeee City Council, and, poignantly, that is REALLY what's wrong in Rye. We tried to rectify by having one of our own run for City Council, but, the Rod Brown's of the world didn't anticipate only reacted - what the heck is new on that front???
Committee for Election Equality April 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM
...and, Rodney A. Brown STILL hasn't showed up for church since he utterly and thoroughlyRead Moreembarrasse d himself and the entire Rye Democratic Party 2013. in fact, in his entire 7 year tenure, the only thing he did right was comply with the Committee's demand to RESIGN!
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