2018 Ballot Proposals

Charter Revision/Ballot proposals for 2018? Three ballot proposals: – Campaign Finance – Community Board Changes: Central Authority Vs Local Control – Community Board Changes: Term limits and appointment authority Research:...

NYCHA: Failure, Fraud, Fiasco

In 1981, as I began my police career I had plenty of opportunity to patrol NYC housing developments. Housing developments were then known as “the projects”.  The term “project” is now considered a negative term so we call them housing...

NYC Participatory Budget…vanishes?

Hi Everyone, In 2015 then NYC Councilmember Mark Weprin announced voting results for NYC Council District #23 Participatory Budgeting.  After an exhaustive City Council Campaign and raising the issue we have heard nothing.  So I linked in with Reginald Johnson, Chief...

188th Street Water Leaks

Good evening all: In a letter dated July 18th, 2018 NYC DEP acknowledges the very unusual activity underground on 188th street.  They cite zero permits for 2016 and an extraordinary 32 permits since 2017 and that’s just the east side of the street.  It took them...

Introductory Email Blast Goes Out

Good afternoon Today Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Square Deal Committee sent out its first email blast via Mailchimp to its members only.  We wanted to publicly thank all of our paid members.  For those members who may not have received the email please white list...

Water Mains: Homeowners Vs Goliath

While NYC Department of Environmental Protection says it is conducting an investigation (8/2017) into the 188th street watermain ruptures and the City Council representative followed up and wrote to them during the spring of 2018 more and more homeowners are finding...