What can we say? We at C.O.R.D. are most grateful to have our fellow friends and neighbors not only agreeing with us but one-upping us as well. Bring it on!And we might add: SOMEBODY PLEASE WAKE UP BILL AND BILLY!!! (from their eight month "nap/hibernation").
Below are excerpts from today's Pardon Me for Asking Blog by Katia.
What better reason than this latest outrageous example of the abuse of power than her re-printed Daily News article (below) to remind everyone in Carroll Gardens to please sign our moratorium and subscribe to our newletter now!
From Pardon Me For Asking: Monday, December 10, 2007 Posted by Katia"
Architect Robert Scarano
(photo credit: The Real Deal, November 2007)
up for the neighborhood by helping to down-zone.......
"Pardon me for asking, but why not ask for a moratorium on all building here in Brooklyn until the Department of Buildings is re-organized, made functional and more importantly made less corrupt? Lets just say "no new issuing of permits" until Commissioner Patricia Lancaster is fired and architects like Robert Scarano don't get license to blatantly disregard existing codes.
Let's never forget that people like Commissioner Lancaster and politicians work for us, the citizens of New York. They get paid with our taxpayer's money, which in my book makes them our employees. We have rights. So lets use them."
"Lets tell them:
By Brian Kates
The top official responsible for enforcing building standards in the city signed secrecy agreements to hide a series of blunders that led to death and building evacuations.
Patricia Lancaster, the $162,800-a-year buildings commissioner, hid the mistakes made by architect Robert Scarano.
Lancaster - also an architect - signed an unusual stipulation promising not to report the alleged misdeeds of Scarano to "any regulatory agency," including one that could revoke his license.
The charges involve 32 properties, mostly in Brooklyn, and include alleged carelessness that resulted in the death of a construction worker and a screwup that forced a Brooklyn family to evacuate its unsafe home.
Lancaster hid a charge that Scarano signed off on unsafe conditions at a Brooklyn site where construction worker Anthony Duncan Sr. was crushed to death in a March 2006 building collapse.
The victim's family is outraged about Lancaster's actions.
"If they are not going to pursue Scarano to the fullest extent, then who are they going to pursue?" asked Duncan's son, Anthony Jr. "It's like they're laughing in my face ... Scarano is still working, but my father is dead." ......more at her blog including: