Ticked off Brooklyn residents slammed a local people board for spending $26,000 in public funds on an SUV at a gathering Tuesday night — the primary assembly since information of the acquisition was made public.
About 70 individuals confirmed up Group Board 1 assembly in Williamsburg, with a dozen or so individuals talking out in opposition to the splurge on the Hybrid SUV, which was reportedly utilized by the board supervisor.
Neighborhood resident Mike Cherepko, 37, referred to as the SUV an “costly waste” and referred to as on board members to resign.
“I’m not right here tonight as a result of I don’t need you to suppose this can be a mistake that’s simply going to blow over and that folks will neglect about it anyway. It exhibits your not doing all your job,” Cherepko stated within the latter half of the assembly when group members can tackle the board.
Different residents shouted “resign!” from the again of the room, prompting Chairperson Dealice Fuller to bang a gavel and restore order.
“No person instructed us we couldn’t buy the merchandise bought. We went by established protocol,” Fuller stated when the problem was raised on the assembly.
“I needed to know why the group wasn’t given a chance to have a say in what the funds had been used for,” one other resident, Deborah Spiroff, 48, stated.
When requested by a Publish reporter if he heard requires his resignation, the board’s supervisor, Gerald Esposito, stated: “What sort of silly query is that?”
Mayor de Blasio has referred to as for a probe of the expense.