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Westview Votes On Privatization and Waits

Updated 3 years ago Peter McCarthy

Voting on privatization for Westview and its move away from Mitchell-Lama concluded today, Saturday, October 1st, at 3:00 p.m.

The results are not yet known, but there is a strong expectation of a positive vote. Details about what the deal offers can be read here in Eileen Gardiner's report.

Here is the notice the Westview Taskforce circulated before the vote:

Friends, Neighbors, Westview Tenants,

Tomorrow, Friday, September 30th at 7:30pm, in the Westview lower community room begins an important vote that will affect ALL WESTVIEW RESIDENTS.

Everyone needs to vote! Please tell your friends and neighbors.

The Plan we are voting on contains provisions for both AFFORDABLE RENTS and OPPORTUNITY TO BUY. This vote is to accept or reject the Affordability Plan, not whether you plan to buy or not. Your decision to rent or purchase will come at a later date should the Plan be accepted.

If you want the RENT PROTECTION included in the Plan, vote YES.

If you want to PURCHASE your apartment as offered in the Plan, vote YES.

Voting YES for the Plan means:

1.      Rent protection for existing tenants who chose to continue renting.

2.      The opportunity to own your apartment at a heavily discounted price and build substantial equity.

3.      The possibility of a buyout.

4.      Complete funding of all present and projected major capital improvements.  

Voting NO does not keep us in Mitchell-Lama and does not get us a better deal down the road. A NO vote means risking exit from Mitchell-Lama with NO Plan, NO real rent protection, NO ownership opportunity, NO buyout opportunities, NO funding for building repairs, only uncertainty and the risk of unregulated rents.

We encourage ALL tenants to vote YES!

Our correspondent reports that the meeting before the vote was positive. Most tenants seemed upbeat about getting it passed.

We will give you a full report when the official results are in.

 

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