Letters to the Editor: Readers call on Councilwoman Nury Martinez to resign
Why is it that Councilwoman Nury Martinez is allowed to continue to function with an ethics charge pending against her?
As City officials know, ethics charges are not a criminal offense. However, ethics charges can affect public service positions where they pose a significant threat to government integrity and public confidence.
Council member Martinez has made it clear that she would do anything to avoid taking ethics charges that would require a public apology.
Council member Martinez was in charge of the budget and has been making decisions with the taxpayers’ money. She has a fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers, yet she refuses to take responsibility for abusing those taxpayers’ monies.
Councilwoman Martinez is one of the most corrupt politicians in the history of New York City government. Her ethical failures have led to a loss of trust and credibility in the City and in the Board of Elections.
She has been exposed as a fraud who has broken the law by allowing her friend, and former employee, Ms. Maria Hernandez, to run for office using her taxpayer’s dollars. There has been no investigation by the City of New York.
She failed to turn over millions of dollars in unclaimed money to the city when she ran for a spot on the board of elections, and she continued to accept benefits from her friend, Maria Hernandez, when she ran for office.
The most powerful politician in the City of New York, Councilwoman Nury Martinez, has been allowed to continue to run for a seat because of ethics charges, which have caused a great deal of harm to taxpayers and to the public trust.
Ms. Martinez, who is seeking re-election this year, must resign.
Dowling has to step down
I was very disappointed to hear that the City Council was considering censuring Councilman Dowling for his comments during the Mayoral Primary because these comments were in response to my comments about his actions during the Primary election. I would like to make it clear that he did not need to respond to me. He did in fact choose to respond and that is his right. This article clearly demonstrates my opinion about him was well received by the majority of the electorate.
Mayor Ed Koch has made it clear