An open letter to Good Profit:
Good day. We understand that you were recently awarded rights to develop the New Rochelle Armory despite immense protestations from New Rochelle Veterans and an overwhelming populace of New Rochelleans. Please note that it is no reflection of your good intentions, but the malice and politically motivated initiative of the Mayor of New Rochelle.
Wednesday, hundreds of veterans and law enforcement supporters fully engulfed the New Rochelle City Council and showed their displeasure of the Mayor and some in the City Council. There has been no fair effort to be inclusive and the Mayor has driven his agenda and placed you in the middle of what is sure to be a challenging public relations nightmare for you in the near future.
The Mayor is a driven person who does not seek alliances and is divisive. In an effort to move the project full speed ahead, he will then move the Public Works Yard and all its sanitation vehicles to the west end of New Rochelle that is inhabited overwhelmingly by working class people of color. The environmental racism that drives this Mayor is unfathomable. Please note this when you plan and move ahead with this venture. It will become bigger and detrimental for you. Your consideration is appreciated.
Please note that as a national coordinator of the Cesar Chavez Holiday and a former legal advocate of farmworkers (United Farmworkers of America and the Border Agricultural Farmworkers of Texas/New Mexico), your initiative is positive, but the malevolent manner in which this City government is progressing to push a negative environmental agenda, is tantamount to thumbing its nose at the working class community of New Rochelle, particularly the community of color. Thank you again,
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