Sunday’s New York Times editorial about the Westchester “desegregation” agreement has brought much reaction. One notable comment comes from former Mamaroneck Village Councilman Tom Murphy:
Please read the New York Times editorial about the Westchester housing settlement. (County Executive Rob) Astorino has been blatantly violating the terms of the agreement and has been flagrantly distorting both the terms and the meaning of the agreement for partisan political purposes.
This behavior could possibly cost the county hundreds of millions and result in years of litigation and bad publicity for Westchester. Those of us who live in Mamaroneck should be aware that Astorino’s chief advisor and Deputy County Executive is none other then former Mamaroneck Village Attorney Kevin J. Plunkett.
Kevin’s advice cost the Village upwards of 10 million dollars on settlements and litigation costs on losing civil rights litigation such as the (Westchester) Day School and Day Laborers cases. He never met a civil rights litigation that he won’t fight to the death with the last taxpayer dollar.
Fighting this already agreed upon housing settlement is a huge waste of our time and resources. It will only serve to divide us. (But maybe that is the real plan?) — Tom Murphy
What do you think?
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