More from Mayor Bloomberg's interview with The
...[Bloomberg] also blasted the kinds of community benefits agreement that
Ratner signed with several groups, some of which did not exist before they
signed an agreement to support the project in exchange for some financial
“I’m violently opposed to community benefits agreements,”
he said. “A small group of people, to feather their own nests, extort
money from the developer? That’s just not good government.”
Yup, that is Mayor Bloomberg right next to Bruce Ratner signing the Atlantic
Nest-feathering Developer Extortion Agreement Community Benefits
President James Caldwell on the right who, by the way, appeared in a Bloomberg
campaign television ad last time he ran).
No, the Mayor didn't sign the
Nest-feathering Developer Extortion Agreement
Community Benefits Agreement but he
and his friends sure have hyped it to the hilt.
I guess we'd call that bad government.
tip to the Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder reminds us that just
last month Ratner exec. Mary Anne Gilmartin confirmed
that all of the Atlantic Yards
Nest-feathering Developer Extortion
Agreement Community Benefits Agreement groups have feathered their nests
courtesy of Forest City Ratner.)