Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shulman Continues Illegal Lobbying Effort

As the Queens Courier is reporting, the LDC headed by Claire Shulman continues to lobby illegally-in contravention of the not-for-profit laws: "Governor David A. Paterson pledged more than $1.5 million to a Queens development corporation seeking to clean up and reclaim the Flushing riverfront. The grant, announced Wednesday, October 7, is part of the state’s broader Brownfield Opportunities Area Program (BOAP), an initiative to clean up abandoned properties that may pose environmental threats because of contamination."

So what exactly is abandoned here? Or is the grant going to be used to do a pre-cleanup of soon to be absconded with private property? "The Flushing-Willets Point-Corona Local Development Corp. (FWPCLDC) received the largest sum out of the more than $10 million worth of grants to begin research and planning for its Flushing riverfront project. The project is an effort to clean up and redevelop the land along the Flushing River, according to Claire Shulman, President and CEO of FWPCLDC."

This is all way beyond outrageous-and the attorney general needs to let the state know what he plans to do with these phony groups that are violating their charters and engaging in overtly political activity. After all, what's more political than organizing to take away someone else's property?