Koppell nixes board member for vote – The Riverdale Press

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From The Riverdale Press:

Bob Abbott, chair of Community Board 8’s Libraries and Cultural Affairs Committee, has not been reappointed to the board, an apparent  punishment for a vote he made two years ago.

Councilman Oliver Koppell asked the borough president’s office not to reappoint Mr. Abbott. Community board appointments, all for two-year terms, are made by the borough president’s office, though local elected officials often give their input. 

In an interview Tuesday morning, Mr. Koppell would not comment specifically on why he did not nominate Mr. Abbott, but he said he was unhappy with Mr. Abbott for a vote he made in 2011. 

[Read the rest by Adam Wisnieski of Riverdale Press https://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/Koppell-nixes-board-member-for-vote,52562 ]
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