Dan Epstein, Executive Director of Cause of Action will be the featured guest on the John Murtaugh Show this Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00PM on WVOX radio.
From their website "Cause of Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses investigative, legal, and communications tools to educate the public on how government accountability and transparency protects taxpayer interests and economic opportunity." .For nearly 2 years, they have been compiling data and records relating to Forest City Enterprises, the multi billion dollar Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) organization and it's track record of development practices throughout the country. Part 1 of their findings has been released and can be viewed HERE. The document is an uncensored reporting of facts and figures that give the reader a keen insight as to how the developer operates in it's negotiations with various government entities. From political contributions to failure to deliver as promised benefits to the public, the report lays it out in plain english. As New Rochelle stands at the crossroads of making a commitment to entering into a deal with this developer, the report is considered required reading. Parts 2 and 3 will follow shortly.
John Murtaugh is a former Yonkers City Councilman who was there during the negotiations for the Ridge Hill development by Forest City. John has been outspoken in his opinion of the way Forest City "negotiates" with local government issues and anyone who has spoken with him regarding this topic knows all too well his regard towards Forest City.
If you're the least bit interested in the future of New Rochelle's health as a city, I urge you to listen in and hear what due diligence and unbiased evaluation really sounds like.
That's WVOX - 1460 on the AM dial, Thursday August 22nd, at 1:00PM.
If you're not near a radio, you can hear live streaming at www.wvox.com.
Tune in and get involved, you'll be glad you did.