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Council Candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh : “To disregard the resident’s voice, is to disregard the process”

Bernie Walsh
April 6,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, Council Candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh ,released the following statement to the Ridgewood blog on the Planning Broad Special Public Meetings , “While I applaud all the members of the Planning Board for their dedication and hard work, I feel they fell short of representing the residents last evening.  As PB attorney Katie Razin stated in her comments, each member of the Planning Board should be deliberating on the process based on the facts presented and public approval.  I interpreted that as examine the evidence and listen to public comment and decide for yourself as to whether or not the public approves of this expansion plan.   The residents who showed up this past week and en masse last night, in my opinion from their statements into the record, were not in approval of this mediation agreement.  To disregard the resident’s voice, is to disregard the process. “