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July 23, 2007

Barron declares candidacy for Beep

Barron-NYS.jpg One of the few City Councilmembers to speak out against the abuse of eminent domain in NYC and Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards announced his cadidacy for Brooklyn Borough President:

amNY, Barron plans run for Brooklyn post

One of the most outspoken and controversial members of the City Council is running for Brooklyn borough president, and he's making no secret of his ambitions for Gracie Mansion.

"We need to make to make sure that Brooklyn is not a borough for developers to come get rich and for working people to struggle every day," said Councilman Charles Barron (D-East New York).

The NY Sun, Barron Opens Candidacy For Brooklyn

Thirty-six of the council's 51 members face term limits in 2009 and council members Bill de Blasio and Domenic Recchia are among those believed to be considering a run to replace the president of Brooklyn, Martin Markowitz.

NoLandGrab: While Barron has been unwaivering in his position against Bruce Ratner's controversial plan to take private property for the Atlantic Yards superblock arena and high-rise project, Bill de Blasio and Domenic Recchia both publicly support it.

Posted by lumi at July 23, 2007 9:41 AM