In a YouTube video link of Girl Scout Troop #2670, Supervisor Feiner and the Town Clerk participated in a video campaign where the girls were requesting traffic improvements for the cars and buses daily approach to drop off fellow students at their school. ABG applauds the Girl Scout Troop for their Community Service activism, although it is disappointing that it took a group of kids to recognize and highlight this issue! The fact that Paul Feiner and the Town Clerk are here proves this is just another campaign video for him at the expense of these admirable young spirits. They are unaware that they are being used.
Seeking to persuade our Police Department to make safety improvements at the Greenville School, Girl Scout Troop #2670 apparently contacted the GPD and requested a few changes be made to the drop-off area and the roadway leading to their school.They were successful in achieving their goal. ABG offers a well-deserved congratulations to the Girl Scout Troop #2670 - well done ladies! Watch their video:
This Girl Scout Troop aside, ABG is once again troubled by the fact that we have a Supervisor who is blissfully unaware a dangerous situation involving children routinely exists at the Greenville School, and continues ignoring young lives in daily jeopardy. How many other children and seniors, as well as the public in general, are being put in harms way because our Supervisor is more intent on being re-elected than actually serving and representing the public? Why did it take so long for this troubling situation to be recognized by kids and half-heartedly addressed by adults? Are there other groups of children attending other schools facing traffic peril as well? We know there are.
Where were the parents of the school children and why weren’t they complaining to the Police Department? Why weren’t they pushing the “problem solver” to address the safety of their children? More importantly, after listening to the behavior of the drivers delivering their kids to school on this video, why are their own parents violating the law and increasing the safety risk to their children while dropping their kids off to school? And where is the school’s PTA? Why is the school administration silent? With all the reports we read, these administrators are very handsomely paid and are supposed to have the best interest of the students at heart – apparently only after they step foot into the school.
At every Town Board meeting it seems our Supervisor makes a motion to become the lead agency (read: wholesaler) for yet another developers oversized proposal only to have it hastily seconded by one of his cohorts. You can almost hear the train bell approaching, roaring through the station and exiting as the Board donates their votes in favor. The phony hearing process proceeds and approvals are cavalierly dished out, numerous traffic consultant experts routinely “qualify” the project neighborhood’s increase in traffic, and the Board giddily accepts it without hesitation. But as residents consistently prove the increased traffic is slowly making it more and more difficult for them to cope, their pleas go unheeded as this Board doesn’t care*. Yet, these slow doses of increased traffic are affecting all residents throughout the Town. These Board-sanctioned increases are finally showing their impact throughout the Town. The Greenville School is only one example. Safety issues are becoming more and more prevalent as this Board ignores increases in traffic, overdevelopment, flooding, crumbling infrastructures and a planning department strictly seeking job security, all routinely blessed by Mr Feiner.
This video found the Town Clerk making a campaign statement for Mr Feiner. She told the girls he had recently met with students from Westchester Community College who wanted sidewalks for their safety when walking to the train station. “Mr Campaign” had then shown the requisite interest while the cameras rolled and the reporters wrote. He made a statement and then invited them to speak at the Town Board meeting. As Mr Feiner leads this Town Board toward shutting out the public from speaking at Board meetings, this young man’s education continues. He will quickly learn that Mr Feiner is typical of most politicians and that politicians lie. Mr Feiner is not interested in sidewalks, these students safety or whether or not this situation changes or improves. He’s only interested in one thing: himself and his re-election. If they want to stay safe, they should get off the streets as soon as they see him coming!
ABG recognizes the girls of Troop 2670 acted with purity and honesty. And again, ABG offers a well-deserved congratulations to the Girl Scout Troop #2670. Mr Feiner could learn some important things from them. Our best wishes to these young ladies.
* The one difference is the City of Yonkers approved plans to expand the property by Stew Leonards, Costco and Home Depot with more construction. Since this is literally in Mr Feiner’s backyard, he and his Board vociferously protested. Interesting how things change when the shoe is on the other foot, isn’t it?