Did politics play a role in choosing the new District Manager of Community Board 8?
There are those who say yes, and that you either have to be an employee of an elected official, their political club, or minion of one. When looking at some of the last District Managers to be put in, CB 7 Andrew Sandler was an employee of Councilman Andrew Cohen, CB 6 John Sanchez was an employee of Assemblyman Michael Blake, CB 8 Michael Heller is a member of the Ben Franklin Democratic club Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz's political club, CB 9 William Rivera is a member of Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda's political club, CB 10 the new DM to be selected is connected to Councilman Jimmy Vacca,
By the way the above photo is of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz talking to current Community Board 8 Chair Dan Padernacht at the groundbreaking of the new VCP Skate Park. Councilman Andrew Cohen is speaking. It looks like Assemblyman Dinowitz is going to owe Mr. Padernacht again. Well he can always say go call Charlie King!