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Will Dolly Get Dumped?

September 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It appears that the interesting tenure of City Planning Commission member Dolly Williams, who is an appointee of Borough President Marty Markowitz, may be numbered according to Jotham Sederstrom writing in today’s Daily News. You might associate Ms. Williams’ name because she had to recuse herself from voting on the Atlantic Yards project because of her investments, or because she had to recuse herself from voting on Gowanus rezoning because she owns land in the area. If those issues don’t ring a bell, there are others too, like a recent billing dispute over a Forest City Ratner project in Harlem. And, of course, there’s the issue of her bright yellow Porsche and its parking space in Park Slope (pictured above). You can find a nice summary of issues here. In any case, Mr. Sederstrom writes that Ms. Williams “has been serving the board for three months without an official reinstatement, fueling speculation her days are numbered…Markowitz, whose term as borough president expires next year, wouldn’t say whether he had decided whether to reappoint Williams but insisted that the real estate developer had ‘represented the borough admirably as my appointee.'”

Tags: Urban Planning

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Janet // Sep 27, 2007 at 5:44 am

    Still puzzling why parking at a pump (not one of the exemptions stated on the “permit”) on a weekend (permit states weekdays) doesn’t earn a parking ticket.

  • 2 Anonymous // Sep 28, 2007 at 8:02 am

    Maybe the park slope arsonist will serve up some justice