The Circus Is Back In Town - Roosevelt Island Residents Association Meeting Tonight To Continue Witch Hunt Seeking To Expel RIRA Member - What A Waste Of Time
The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) will be meeting tonight, 8 PM, at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street).
As always, prior to the start of each monthly meeting there is a public session in which residents can come and address the Common Council Delegates on any issue of concern.
It appears that the Witch Hunt by some RIRA members to expel Frank Farance
did not end with the majority vote at the December Meeting to remove that item from the Agenda.
As reported December 4:
... The attempt to expel Mr. Farance failed. Before Mr. Farance was to give his rebuttal, a motion to strike the Expulsion Agenda Item was made and approved by a vote of 15 to 14.Unfortunately, the Farance expulsion issue may come up again tonight. According to Item 8 of the January RIRA meeting Agenda:
Upon losing the vote, several supporters of the motion to expel Mr. Farance immediately resigned from RIRA.
Will have more later.
... 8 Second part of procedure to expel Council Member...What a waste of time by those RIRA members trying to continue this ridiculous matter.
Here's the rest of the RIRA Agenda for tonight:
AgendaAt least one RIRA member who supported the expulsion of Mr. Farance resigned at the December meeting. It is unclear if any others did as well.
Please arrive a half hour early to help set up tables and Chairs
Date: Wednesday January 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm-Finish
Place: Good Shepherd Community Center, 543 Main Street
1 Public Session (8:00)
2 Roll Call
3 Elect a secretary
4 Approval of the minutes
5 Approval of the agenda
6 Treasurer’s report
7 President’s report
8 Second part of procedure to expel Council Member
9 Committee reports Unless there is a resolution, Committee Chairs get 3 minutes to summarize their committee work.
Public purpose fund
Constitution and bylaws
Main Street Retail
10. Old business
11. New business
The RIRA Circus continues tonight. Pass the popcorn please.
UPDATE 1/9 - I did not think it was possible for RIRA to look more foolish than it already has on this issue, but I was wrong. The issue on whether to expel Mr. Farance was postponed to next month after a very long, heated and contentious discussion. There are several RIRA members who hate Mr. Farance so much that they appear willing to have RIRA implode from within unless Mr. Farance is expelled. In my view, the majority of RIRA members do not support expelling Mr. Farance and just want to move on to more important issues facing the community.
Will have more later with video of the circus.