Mar 22, 2008
Pawlowski Strangles Boards
Pawlowski continues to increase his strangle hold over the various Boards and Authorities in Allentown. Last week Jeff Pooley and Geoffrey Brace, from Old Allentown Preservation Association, sought to pressure the Zoning Board into forcing the new owner of Cannons into either reopening the bar or converting the property back into a single family house, after being a two unit for over 60 years. Also last month Karen Beck Pooley, Jeff's wife and new Director of the Redevelopment Authority, told Linda Rosenfeld of the Parking Authority, that she might be able to help find alternative parking for Verizon workers when the Parking Authority gives away the parking lot to a Pawlowski favorite. This week Geoffrey Brace and Michael Rosenfeld, former Director of the Redevelopment Authority and husband of Linda Rosenfeld, were appointed to the Zoning Board. Confusing, hard to track? As Mayor Pawlowski said when Lanta moved the bus stops off of Hamilton Street to the terminal at the Parking Authority Deck, "I had nothing to do with it."