RIOC Directors Speak On Roosevelt Island Management Upheaval - NY Governor Cuomo In Control, RIOC Directors Do Not Know Why RIOC President And Vice President Resigned
Among the topics discussed at last night's Question and Answer session between Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) resident Directors and members of the community were the recent management upheavals at RIOC with the unexplained departures of former President Leslie Torres and former Vice President of Operations Fernando Martinez.
Residents expressed concern about the lack of management running Roosevelt Island.
RIOC Director David Kraut said that there was an upcoming RIOC Governance Committee meeting that will address executive staff issues.
RIOC Director Margie Smith was more forthcoming expressing frustration because:
... We're in a tough position ... we hear things in Executive Session that we can't say to anybody...and that Governor Cuomo is:
... very much in control of what's going on, he's now looking at Public Authorities...adding:
... we see Leslie resigning, we see Fernando resigning. We don't know if there was something behind the resignation or they chose to resign. They didn't share that information with us. there's not much we can do about itand:
... we're trying to get those positions filled ... we're trying to keep this place running to the degree we can...Here's the discussion on Roosevelt Island management upheaval.
More information on Roosevelt Island management upheavals from previous posts.
Will have full video of RIOC resident Directors Question and Answer session with residents soon. Here's previous Q&A session with resident Directors from May 2012.