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Community boards should work for the people

Many projects that go on in the city go through our community boards. It is their job to help limit the impact of a project on the taxpayers they represent.

A new project raises concerns for our civic association, so one member, Josephine, called Marilyn Bitterman at Community Board 7 to voice her concern and ask for help by having a proposed trailer moved.

Bitterman’s answer was nasty, to the effect of there is no place else to put it and why do you people always complain? Josephine hung up. She could not believe this is the type of response you get from someone who represents the city on behalf of home-owning taxpayers.

Josephine has owned her house on 206th Street for 34 years and did nothing wrong. Bitterman is not new to her job. She has been with the community board for years, but given her attitude toward the people she is supposed to help, she owes Josephine an apology as well as the members of our civic and perhaps most of the taxpayers in CB 7.

I think it is time for Bitterman and any board member who has served four years or more to leave. They seemed to have forgotten who they work for.

John Geiyer

Acting President

Clearview Civic Association

Bayside

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