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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Traub Unanimously Re-Appointed to NIZ Board

Sy Traub, who chairs the Board that administers Allentown's controversial Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), was unanimously re-appointed by City Council last night at a poorly attended meeting. The only person to speak against Traub was Allentown Tenant Association's Kenneth Heffentrager, who complained that Traub is unwilling to listen t the public. His concerns were brushed aside with little discussion.

Traub himself was not present.

Council also appointed two other persons to the NIZ Board.

John I Williams, President of Muhlenberg College, and Tiffany Polek, Principal at Mosser Elementary, were also appointed.

In her application, Polek stated she would be "an advocate for our families and our residents. My education background would hopefully add value to the Board."

Williams stated he'd be there "to foster economic development."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect.
Two certified assholes.

Rich Fegley said...

No need to attend City Council meetings until the FBI moves things along.

Have you all watched the uncut interview with Pawlowski's attorney?

He mentions that Haddad did not give money to Pawlowski. He makes several mistakes when he speaks. Blame Fleck. I don't think it is going to be that simple.

LOL. Imagine Fleck being the mastermind directing Strathearn, Wiles and Koval.

Is "whatnot" a legal term?

Rich Fegley said...

Allentown City Council continues to approve ordinances and bills from Pawlowski's office. These appointments all come from the administration. Pawlowski's lawyer has some harsh words to say about Allentown City Council. Check around 36 minutes into the interview.

Who would question Traub's reappointment? What would they question? What has ANIZDA really done and who really directed them to do what they did?

Same goes for the Allentown Parking Authority. Do we really think that the people that sit on the board really make the decisions? City Council loves to remind us that they have no authority over these Authorities. They still have no problem approving all of the Mayor's appointments.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Rich, I havewatched the entire video and will post it and my own comments at the witching hour.

michael molovinsky said...

i like that they have appointed williams of muhlenberg college to the board, he's been in the area about ten minutes. meanwhile, after a decade of advocating for the park system, my offer to serve as a WPA adviser has been ignored.

Anonymous said...

We continually read opinions from average citizens claiming the NIZ Authority has no connection to Pawlowski and the City of Allentown administration. Yet, here we have the Allentown City Council voting to determine who shall LEAD it. Even the City's website highlights the NIZ Authority as a jewel of municipal government there. Confusing.

Fred Windish

Bernie O'Hare said...

"i like that they have appointed williams of muhlenberg college to the board, he's been in the area about ten minutes. meanwhile, after a decade of advocating for the park system, my offer to serve as a WPA adviser has been ignored."

Well, you're a blogger, and as such, are already on the fringes of humanity.