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Re: SenDem "drywall decontrol" bill political scam

Posted by TenantNet on March 01, 1999 at 00:46:10:

In Reply to: Re: SenDem "drywall decontrol" bill political scam posted by satori on March 01, 1999 at 00:14:49:

: They were big in the 60's tenants and Neighbors.

They didn't exist until the early 1970's

: When I was at the RGB meetings NYSTNC
: of couse was a principle player, in most of the organizing.

Not really. They try to take credit for other's work. Last year they
went to a local paper claiming credit for a demonstration we organized,
and in which NYSTNC had absolutely no involvement. Luckily, one of the
reporters knew their claim was a sham and tipped us off.

: Like it or not, there going to be around in the year
: 2000 whateverr when were dragged into court again to take away
: stabilized apartments that I and some other millions of people
: live in.

That's what most real tenant activists are worried about.

BTW, we forgot to mention, on Connor's bill, they call Drywall Decontrol.
Yes, it's a scam by DHCR, but the resulting unit, renting at $875, is
NOT decontrolled. That would happen at $2,000. This is how the Democratic
Party puts forth nonsense to make the tenants think it's working in
their interest. Why Abate? Well, she needs political exposure until she
can run for something again. Why NYSTNC? Well, from reports we've heard,
there's a financial relationship between Connor and them. If you read the
press release, Connor tried a Motion for Discharge and it was defeated
on party lines. Now tell us he didn't know that would happen.

Granted, this is an attack on DHCR, but where was Connor and NYSTNC when
many other tenant activists were raising this and other issues as part of
the Tenants Advisory Committee back in 1992. Ooops, you got it, Cuomo
was Gov. What many don't realize is that NYSTNC is merely a group that
runs interference for the Dem. Party, keeping it unaccountable.

: : Did it occur to anyone?

: : 1. It's a chance for a politician to take credit for something.

: : 2. They know it won't be passed given Albany's gridlock; it's called a
: : modified poison pill.

: : 3. The entire charade was created by NYSTNC, the supposed tenant group
: : really controlled by the Democratic Party to keep Dems arms length from any accountability.
: : These are the same people that allowed the horrendous RRRA'97 to come into effect and had the
: : audacity to call it a victory.

: : The issue of drywall decontrol has been around for a while. For many years
: : DHCR policy has been to create a "first rent" for a new unit, when the
: : outer dimensions of the unit have changed. If the first rent results in a
: : rent over $2,000, the unit can be decontrolled. This is a scam, but it is also
: : nothing new. Where was Conner and NYSTNC (AKA Tenants & Neighbors) when this was
: : going on many years ago? Maybe they didn't need a news conference at that point.

: : Usually however, depending on a number of factors,
: : apartment outside walls aren't just drywall; they must comply with fire wall
: : requirements (depends on the building and locality).

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