At the Sue Serino meeting, Ms. Annabi was functioning as Deputy Supervisor (Bob-O has been gone for a long time), as Councilwoman, as incessant candidate, and as Ms. Serino’s community liaison. We know how that worked out.
Mr. Gouldman is legislator and Putnam Valley Republican Chair. When he refused to attend the Lake Peekskill forum, when Jackie refused, and the others, and when they tried to bully the community into cancelling their event, and then boycotted, they were not acting as elected representatives.
When the Putnam County Republican Chair and Board of Elections Commissioner sued his Democratic Commissioner, he couldn’t figure out what hat he was wearing, which led to the dismissal of his suit. He lost, but so did we all.
I don’t mean to imply that this is only a Republican problem, but with a dominant Republican party that does not care about representing all of its constituents, it just seems that way.
State law should clearly state that these political hats, along with public representation are unacceptable, so that the public is not victimized by this lack of fundamental fairness.