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Re: SenDem "drywall decontrol" bill political scam

Posted by satori on March 02, 1999 at 16:18:21:

In Reply to: Re: SenDem "drywall decontrol" bill political scam posted by TenantNet on March 01, 1999 at 00:46:10:

You mean all they did was provide those pink hats that Said "im a tenant and
I vote, " spending around probably $100 total? I was sort of uncomfortable having
ABC viewing me witha camera. (I know I'm and actor) the RGB meetings (in brooklyn) with a pink hat on my head.

: : 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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