Friday, October 23, 2015


FROM THE CROTON UNITED FB PAGE: THE ISSUE OF ETHICS - This letter by Croton United's Joel Gingold was published in this week’s issue of the Gazette.

To the Editor,

The honesty and integrity of our elected officials matter. They matter a great deal.

As with any effective leader, there were those who disagreed with some of the actions Greg Schmidt took as mayor. But never, ever, did anyone question his honesty, his integrity, or his ethical behavior.

By contrast, Mayor Leo Wiegman has a long history of well documented instances in which he has lied to the public, as well as to his fellow board members. In addition, he falsified his time records (also well documented) in order to force Croton taxpayers to pay over $22,000 for his health insurance, adamantly defended his “right” to these benefits, and only relented when public pressure became too great for even him to withstand. Croton United would be pleased to provide anyone who doubts this with full documentation.

And with his becoming Executive Director of Sustainable Westchester and his ownership of the Croton Energy Group, there is at least the appearance of conflicts of interest if not actual conflicts themselves.

But, of course, Mayor Wiegman rarely loses his temper, so, according to the Wiegman Dems, that makes all of these actions perfectly OK.

And what were the reactions of Trustees Andy Levitt and Maria Slippen when the mayor’s actions were exposed? At best, total silence, and at worst, support for the mayor, which only encouraged him to commit further breaches of the public trust. READ MORE HERE