Sunday, September 14, 2008

XPOSURE AFTER SCHOOL DOOR TO DOOR CAMPAIGN A BIG SUCCESS!

Greenburgh Councilmembers Sonja Brown, Francis Sheehan, Diana Juettner joined Acting Commissioner of the Theodore Young Community center knocking on doors tonight --encouraging families to sign their children up for the xposure program (registration is on Monday night at 6 PM). I was delighted with the response we received. Many parents and children were excited about the program --especially the chance students will be getting to invest in the stock market.
Ray Thomas, founder of the program, also joined me during our door to door initiative. We chatted about the outrageous blog comments about him (that have appeared on this blog). The allegations about his background are off base and false. The lying that is taking place is actually motivating us to work harder to make the program a success. Mr. Thomas served in the military, had special security clearance. His credentials are impressive. I'm hopeful that once some of the people who have been smearing his name learn more about him and the program they'll change their mind and embrace this initiative.

OUR PRIORITY SHOULD NOT BE POLITICS-- IT SHOULD BE CHILDREN.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blargle.

XPOSURE IS A FRAUD, STAY AWAY said...

If Ray Thomas had such an impressive resume, he'd have posted it on his website. Instead, he offers $300 iPhones for $1000 and $30 backpacks for $250. Did the town do a criminal background check on Thomas? If a school district or children's camp were hiring him, this would have been the first thing to do. As things stand now, this Xposure "foundation" looks like a prime candidate for investigation by the Attorney General. Who gives taxpayer dollars to an organization that has raised $400,000 (all from the Lanzas it appears), kickbacks back $21,000 of it to the executive director of the Lanza Foundation, and has spent only $66,000 on children's programs? This is not politics. This is insanity.

PARENTS OF FAIRVIEW -- DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THIS ORGANIZATION. THE TOWN HAS NOT DONE ITS DUE DILIGENCE.

too many unanswered questions said...

So Feiner says Thomas has a military background. Why doesn't the Town tell us what that background is so that it may be checked out? Why doesn't Thomas tout his military background on the Xposure website? Why has Thomas spent only $66,000 of the $400,000 he's raised on children's programs? Where did the rest of the money go? Why did Thomas kickback $21,000 of what he's raised to the exec director of the Lanza Foundation? Why did the Town Board not disclose that the Lanza grant to the Town for this program was a matching grant, requiring tax dollars to be spent? Why did the Town proceed to go ahead with this program after announcing no new spending and no new hiring?

Lots of unanswered questions. Why is Feiner and the rest of the town board allowing the Town to collect money from unsuspecting residents of Fairview, who don't read this blog? Don't our elected officials realize that the entire Town may be exposed if our officials are party to a fraud?

Anonymous said...

Paul do you need a fire cracker up your rear to let you understand the this program is a fraud.
The residents don't want it.
Did you get paid to go to school ?
Did you get paid if you got good marks?
Wake up.We don't want it and we will not pay for what is out right thievery.
You call yourself an honest man WHAT HAPPENED.
I think I read that the founder of this program is under investigation.
So you knocked on doors where in Fairview sure they will take anything that the rest of the suckers have to contribute to.
We are getting tired Paul.
We are tasting the next election for a good defeat of the present board.
You're not listening to the residents and that is a very bad sign.
We will find someone to run especially against you after this election where the republicans will win real big.
Then comes your turn oh will I dance in the streets.
Let me tell you something you are not helping your political party at all because you have turned out to be a big failure.
Sure you could get all the grants you want because the idiots like me and some others have never questioned the matching program.
How much more do you want to rape the public.
Has the administrator of the Lanza foundation been investigated?
Just remember Paul after all is said and done you cannot say that you didn't know.

Anonymous said...

Thomas is a smart individual that has figured out a way to make fast money.
I have to ask one question is Thomas black or white.
If he is black he will get away with it if he's white he will be facing a jail term for fraud.

Anonymous said...

Paul, I hope you don't go to the home of a CSEA employee by mistake. You may need the increased 3.95% civil servant protector with you.

Anonymous said...

Do parents have to pay for this program? Is there any accountability for costs? Does Feiner care if Fairview people get ripped off???

Anonymous said...

Fairview people are not getting ripped off it's the rest of the town that's getting screwed.
That area benefits for every program that they can get for free.

Anonymous said...

"We are getting tired, Paul."

This is so true. What taxpayers ultimately expect from municipal government is quality police protection, strict code enforcement, clean streets, reliable sewers, and scheduled trash pickup. This is what you're paid to supervise.

The other stuff - dog park, climate committee, swimming pool, jazz concerts, etc. - would be okay if it were not at the expense of the basics, much of which you actively choose to neglect to supervise.

The xposure program may be good - I don't know; that's up to the school systems - but I can't even think of supporting any such expense when the sewers are clogged and the streets look nasty.

Anonymous said...

So your priority should be children not politics.
Well i'm happy that you see it that way because the next time arround you will not be any part of the political machine here in Greenburgh.
Thank God that three of you will be saying byebye.
We too are thinking of our children who will not have the opportunity to ever settle down here in Greenburgh because of you and the boards poor management.
Many residents have lost their jobs and above all many have lost too much money in the markets which make it hard for us to pay into all your programs geared for a chosen few [Fairview}
Start thinking about the rest of the towns people we are in a state of poverty worse than them.
Your campaign with this program was not a success it will be a failure when the necessary investigations are conducted.
Just remember you cannot take
the 5th on this one.

Anonymous said...

Paul how can you be thinking of children .I do not think that you are talking about the rest of the children in Greenburgh.
Many of us have lost jobs but that doesn't matter to you right.
What the heck is a couple of more bucks going to this program that will be used only and only for the children in Fairview who you claim to be poor.
Do you know what poor is????
I doubt it because you were born with a gold spoon feeding you.
Many of us came up the hard way and worked hard for what we got and now we may loose everything.
But do you or the board care, I do not think so.
We will be poorer than Fairview because we do not have free
housing,we do not have any public assistance programs,daycare and anything else that the poor in Fairview receive.
the way you have raised our taxes is not fair.
Now you will be raising water prices.

We can't even get any help for heating costs but Fairview residents know which strings to pull to receive every last penny that they can get.
This division in the town of Greenburgh is solely on you and the boards shoulders. You all have caused this desention because of your dealings unfairly with the rest of the towns residents.
What ever Fairview wants Fairview gets.
Well I think that you have got to look at the picture again it's multicolor and we are part of the mix or did you forget that white is a color.

Anonymous said...

TDY TEMPORARY COMMISSIONER ALLOWED TO CONTINUE SIX FIGURE JOB WHILE UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION

To Supervisor Feiner and the Members of the Town Council:

As there is an official police investigation currently underway regarding Ms. Whitehead, why are my tax dollars subsidizing her salary? As she is alleged to have hired "No-Show" jobs, including her nephew (who is a convicted felon), why is she allowed to remain in that position?

At the very least shouldn't Ms. Whitehead be placed on Administrative Absence until the completion of the investigation?

Does it serve the public interest of tax payers to have her continue in a job like nothing happened? What example does this set for our young people and honest employees who are working their 9-5 jobs everyday? It's apparent that she had much to hide, because when the police entered the building, she ran out and didn't show up until five days later. These actions do not point to innocence. I feel sorry for all the employees of that center who work every day, who are dedicated, and wouldn't dream of being paid for more than one minute for which they worked. She has brought embarrassment and shame to that center. A cover up, or lack of response by Supervisor Feiner is unacceptable. The people of Greenburgh deserve an explanation about the current goings on at the center.

Is our Town Comptroller asleep at his desk while all this is happening?

Anonymous said...

start look at people with power, those are people TDY TEMPORARY COMMISSIONER SIX FIGURE JOB INVESTIGATION,THEY SURE BE AFTER SONJA BROWN THEY WERE BED PARTER AND EARL HELP SONJA AND GEORGEHELP MS WHITEHEAD SO THE HIRE OF ALL THOSE HIGH SCHOOL GRAUN THAT ONE THERE WAY TO COLLEGE WAS HIM PUTTING HIS BEST FOOT FOWARD NOW SWEEP THAT AWAY LIKE EVERYTHING ELES AND ITS SEE IF POLICE COME AFTER THEM THE SAME WAY THEY DO A YOUNG BLACK MEN ON THE BLOCK

Anonymous said...

11;13 ,,you can immitate your own kind when you want to show how stupid they are and how stupid you are.
You don't deserve the taxpayers to pay for the center to remain open for the likes of you.
You are a disgrace to the black race.
Smarten up ,people like you end up behind bars.

Anonymous said...

If this is the way that you portray youself as a black illerate person ,you have done a poor job.
This is the reason why the center should be closed because it does not produce good citizens.
Maybe if you were smart and had enough schooling you could have had a job at the center .
At the moment you cannot qualify for a job as a sweeper,because you wouldn't have the know how to hold a broom.
Yes people with your attitude end up in jail.
You say that there are bad people working at the center well buddy you're not doing to bad youself.
I'm sure that I will run across you at the county jail some day soon if you don't straighten up your act.