In mid-June, Community Board 7 voted in favor of forcing District Manager Fernando Tirado to take unpaid leave of absence while he ran for state Senate in the 33rd District. Board members said that they wanted to avoid the appearance of partisanship and conflicts of interest.
Tirado's quest to unseat State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. came to a grinding halt last week when he was kicked off the ballot, and this morning he was back at his desk in CB7's office on East 204th Street. He just sent out the following e-mail to those on the Board's mailing list:
I would like to inform you that starting today, I am back at the Community Board office as your District Manager. I want to thank everyone for their patience and I am looking forward to working with you in the coming year. There are many announcements that have come in and I will truncate them into one e-mail so that it doesn’t overwhelm your mailbox.
Two quick announcements, first, the Bedford Park Senior Center will be hosting a demonstration by the Board of Elections on the new electronic voting machines that will be used this year on August 24th from 11AM to 12PM at 243 East 204th Street. If you would like the BOE to come to your organization or group to provide a demonstration of the new voting process, please e-mail them at Demo@boe.nyc.ny.us.
Second, mark your calendar for the Board’s first meeting of the new session to be held on September 21st at 6:30PM, also at the Bedford Park Senior Center.
Thank you and take care.