Contact: Mike Loughran, (212) 669-3747 August 16, 2012
SHOULD BE THE FIRST OF MANY
NEW YORK, NY – City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following on the City Council hearing held today on NYCHA’s installation of security cameras:
“We commend City Council Committee Chairperson Rosie Mendez for convening today’s hearing on the lack of security cameras at NYCHA housing developments, which is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the agency’s failures. Today’s hearing should be the first of many to get an understanding of why NYCHA’s buildings are deteriorating and its housing developments are overrun by rodents, all while NYCHA sits on a pile of unspent money. We have serious questions about NYCHA’s operations, and these questions demand comprehensive answers.”
NOTE: Last month, Comptroller Liu submitted detailed questions to NYCHA about the agency’s draft plan. He summarized the eight-page submission at a July 25 public hearing. Among the topics raised were the lack of security cameras, a $10 million consultant report that was kept secret, and the agency’s troubling financial situation. To date, NYCHA hasn’t responded.
Liu’s complete submission to NYCHA can be found at: