Last Tuesday night, a reader volunteered a generous $300 cash reward to whomever can identify the perpetrators who sabotaged HHA Tenant activist Jessica Coco's car, so that it would 'stop' while in operation:
GA has authenticated this offer. It's real. I would also like to encourage any one out there to add to the kitty: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reward will be exchanged for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s).
Speaking of Ms. Coco, she attended last night's HHA meeting, where "two or three" police officers warned residents approaching Ms. Coco in a menacing fashion to to "stay away." Coco spoke, and here's the text of her speech:
Mr. Carmelo did you have a nice vacation, because the HHA workers didn’t and in fact neither neither did I? As you are aware my person, my apt, and my vehicles were repeatedly threatened, vandalized, and burglarized during this time. I have repeatedly sent letters, but nothing has been done. I don’t even get a reply. Why is that?GA is told that a commotion followed her mention of Vision 20/20.
Is it to curtail my freedom of speech & using the race card to do it with. 1st because of my opposition to Vision 20/20 which you Mr. Garcia supported and NOT this Board? Vision 20/20 would have Evicted All of of Us from our homes! 2nd my recent support for a public audit of the Housing Authority? Because after all if someone is stealing money, it’s we the tenants who suffer. We’ve heard stories of directors stealing for years. If it’s going on, it needs to stop.
I want to know what is going to be done to stop this pattern of harassment and terrorism for practicing my freedom of speech. By the way, anyone not know what Vision 20/20 is, they should check out on Facebook Save the Hoboken Projects 2013. I just hope that something is going to be done, because this is ridiculous. Dissenting tenants cannot come to a Board meeting? This is ridiculous and I have the right to be protected and feel safe in my house. I should feel safe enough to come here.
Well, 'good news' to come out of the meeting is that ( I am told) Executive Director Garcia, just back from vacation, promised to have Chairwoman Dana Wefer made a signatory for the PNC account so "everyone" would get paid today.
That's good news.