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During the December 4th BPCA board meeting, they wanted the public to think that they approved the plan to spend $5.4 Million to repair the Irish Memorial. However, Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel stated, “Just because we approve this contract does not mean that we have to go forward with it”.
Other comments should make residents of BPC very anxious. Mehiel admitted that they explored the option of tearing down the memorial and allowing developers to build another tower, but he claims that they rejected that idea. He also mentioned that they are considering selling the air right over the memorial.
New board member Hector Batista asked why the memorial was needed at all. He urged that the BPCA not repair it and just tear it down.
The discussion lasted more than 20-minutes. It is best that viewers watch it for themselves.
On December 16th, there will be a BPCA Town Hall. Make your voice heard. Let Cuomo know your vote counts.