Misleading Residents about Sunshine Children’s Home & Upper Westchester Muslim Society

Our Third Pinocchio Award

At the LOWV debate, Gail Markels cited both the Sunshine Children’s Home & Upper Westchester Muslim Society as examples of development that the Town Board approved.  Not true.  Neither application was ever before us.

Kristen Browde slammed the Town Board for “passing the buck” on performing the environmental review for the Sunshine Children’s Home and Upper Westchester Muslim Society’s land use application.  Not true.  Click here – go to 1:38 mark.

The Town Board had no jurisdiction whatsoever to review the Sunshine project.  For this reason, by law, the Town Board was prohibited from serving as Lead Agency on the Sunshine project.  A town board has no legal authority to assign a Lead Agency.  As well, the Town Board had no legal authority to decide whether the ZBA or Planning Board should serve as Lead Agency.  With Sunshine, the ZBA designated itself as the Lead Agency.  Click here for more Fact Checks about the Sunshine Children’s Home project.

As far as “passing the buck” on serving as the Lead Agency for the Upper Westchester Muslim Society’s land use application, wrong again.  The ZBA designated itself as the Lead Agency.  Not to mention that the Lead Agency for the Upper Westchester project was chosen over 10 years ago.

Honesty matters.  Candidates who make misleading statements do not deserve your vote or support.