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Thursday, January 26, 2006

More Lulu Ga-Ga!


David Seifman of the New York Post reported today that Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez will be getting another $6k for doing more of nothing. How's that for a reformed perk?

Gonzalez will now chair the Committee on Juvenile Justice, which previously was just a Subcommittee that oversaw the same agency. What has frustrated some is that while chair of the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice, Gonzalez held hearings at a once-a-year-clip. Blah!

"We're very disturbed," declared [Alex] Parker (
president of Local 1457, which represents workers in juvenile facilities). "She's actually going to be paid for not holding meetings for two more years."

And while we're on the topic of lulu-givers and lulu-takers, we too couldn't help notice Council Member Eric Gioia's change-o-'tude...

Last week, Gioia had this to say of newly minted Speaker Quinn: linking leadership positions with cash, and by deciding the stipend amounts in private, they undermine people's faith that we act solely in the public interest.

And today, Gioia had this to say:

"I think Chris is taking the Council in the right direction in terms of reform. It needs to be our goal to rebuild people's faith in what we do."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sara Gonzalez story was horseshit. A contract called in by a union guy who misrepresented the facts. Gonzalez has done a great deal with her subcommittee. The facts of the Post story are wrong and Seifman didn't bother to check with Gonzalez before he ran it. Very unfair story to a woman who is extremely passionate about alternatives to detention reform. I am sure that the ADVOCATEES feel more kindly to her than the union guy does....maybe he is concerned that if there are more alternatives to incarceration the union guys will lose their jobs.
Sign me,
Someone who actually knows

9:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good pick-up roomie. that guy gioia is a punk.

4:18 PM


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