2011-12-02 / Letters

Dayton Off The Record

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the letter from David Kuperberg, Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Square Realty. I was appalled and mortified that a man in your position would con me.

I was not informed that you considered the conversation we had and the e-mails we exchanged were off the record. When I called, I told you my name and title. You told me that you had done fund raising for former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Although we never met, we spoke for quite a while about Democratic politics and ex-changed emails.

I explained the problems we feared would occur in conducting the Board of Directors election at Dayton Beach Park. You told me that it would be no problem to have a fourth party to observe and verify the election results in addition to the Honest Ballot Association.

Assistant HPD Commissioner Julie Wolpert had previously said that she would support the fourth party oserver if management called and requested it, but she was not available when you called on Thursday, October 20, due to the Jewish holy day. Another HPD official apparently did not agree and the election went ahead.

Now that the election is over and the incumbents claim victory, you find it necessary to deny having agreed to a better observed process.

Despite your letter, I shall continue to be there for the residents of Dayton Beach Park and support their efforts to set this election aside in light of the irregularities in printing, distributing and counting ballots and the claimed election of an ineligible candidate who was in arrears.

LEW M. SIMON

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