Were HHA residents offered $10 (and a t-shirt) to attend Wednesday evening's public forum on Vision 20/20?
Yes, according to Save The Projects (on Patch):
Save the Projects August 01, 2013 at 10:33 PM$10 is the (alleged) going rate for a Vision 20/20 sales pitch at the HHA? Cheap.
What Jen Giattino was shown at the Public Meeting yesterday was all staged and she knows it. She's not an idiot. It was obvious. Only 40 or so people showed up. All wearing T-shirts. Where was anyone else? Where were those who were out-spoken against the tearing down of the Projects? Out of 1300+ Residents of the Hoboken Projects, why wasn't there 1 person speaking against the plan or not wearing a Vision 2020 T-shirt?... Councilwoman Jen if your reading this? I want you to know that Carmello at the block party gave people a T-shirt & $10? Most took the money and didn't show up to the meeting; showing they are not that stupid. You saw the way they treated you yesterday and you are a councilwoman. Imagine a protestor? Don't let them intimidate you with voting you out office. The fact Carmello can't get more than 40 paid or deluded stooges should tell you the plan is not popular and something is brewing among its minority tenants and this is why so far they have boycotted the "supposed" public forum. ... As to you David & Tim we'll remember you on election day, you pieces of garbage! We know at the Projects this is a Racist attack on people of color like in New Orleans. We know that urban renewal really stand for n*gger removal. That's why the white projects aren't going to be knocked down in Hoboken, only the black ones. Against the Destroying the Projects; join us: Contact: Savetheprojects@yahoo.com
I got $100 for a time-share sales-pitch in the Berkshires!
$10 is an insult. Would Church Towers or Marine View residents be given ten (alleged) dollars?
I wonder who paid for the (alleged) insult? If 40 attended the meeting, that's $400 right there (allegedly) plus the money given to those who didn't show up. Is this alleged money coming from HHA funds? Political campaign funds? A private donor?
Are the t-shirts alleged too? No, we can see them. So who or what is underwriting this marketing paraphernalia? And (alleged) street money?
Well, a few thousand bucks is a drop in the bucket for anyone with a business interest in a project that does not guaranty housing for current HHA residents. That's the vast majority who don't wear t-shirts with slogans.