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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Round Two

Fidler To No Show

We can't say we're liking the trend that is Speaker candidate Lew Fidler. First this, now this: tomorrow night's debate organizers say Fidler has been invited to participate, but declined.

The others will be there to answer questions and "make concrete policy commitments on key housing issues" in front of 1000 low-income tenants from across the 5 boroughs. Which we've gotta say, oughta be interesting, considering that some of our candidates are taking a nice chunk of change from real estate developers. See any of the following.

The details:

Wednesday, November 30th
Washington Irving HS (Irving Place, between 16th and 17th Streets)
6:30 - 8:30PM
Click here for more info!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note from the missing Lew Fidler. Unfortunately, when originally invited to the Housing debate, I inidicated a scheduling conflict. Unlike Citizens Union, which vetted the date well in advance, Housing did not. I did not cancel, and had my staff ask initially if the date could be otherwise. We expressed our regrets, offered our support for the general principles raised in the cover, noted that we have not taken oodles of cash from the real estate industry---or anyone else for that matter---and offered o attend other Speaker debates in the future. After all, I enjoyed the heck out of the first one----didn't you?
Councilman Lew Fidler

2:50 PM


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