Watch What He Does Not What He Says

ALAN GERSON has been our councilman for eight years.
HOW HAS HE HELPED YOU? LET’S LOOK AT HIS RECORD.
• GERSON PROMISED US HE WOULD NEVER VOTE TO EXTEND TERM LIMITS. HE BROKE HIS PROMISE. GERSON VOTED WITH BLOOMBERG’S SCHEME, GIVING HIMSELF ANOTHER FOUR YEARS WHILE UNDEMOCRATICALLY OVERTURNING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. GERSON HAS NOT DENIED CREDIBLE REPORTS THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERED HIM AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERSHIP. • GERSON HAS ONE OF THE WORST ATTENDANCE RECORDS IN THE COUNCIL, RANKING 43rd OF 51 COUNCILMEMBERS. HE SKIPS 23% OF HIS COUNCIL MEETINGS - 1 in 4 - ALTHOUGH HIS OFFICE IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM CITY HALL. • GERSON RANKS IN THE TOP 6 OF 51 IN ABSTAINING FROM VOTING. WE PAY HIM TO VOTE, NOT TO ABSTAIN. • WHEN HE DOES VOTE, GERSON VOTES UNSTINTINGLY WITH QUINN AND BLOOMBERG. HE RANKS #2 OF 51 IN ‘YES’ VOTES. DO YOU WANT A YES MAN REPRESENTING YOU? • HIS SERVILITY IS NOT REWARDED: GERSON RANKS 6th FROM BOTTOM OF THE 51 COUNCILMEMBERS IN DISCRETIONARY FUNDING AWARDED TO HIS DISTRICT (US!). 45 COUNCIL DISTRICTS RECEIVE MORE FUNDING THAN WE DO, YET OUR DISTRICT GENERATES HUGE AMOUNTS OF TAXES FOR THE CITY.
(Photo by Jefferson Siegel, Downtown Express)

• GERSON’S LOWER MANHATTAN REDEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RARELY MEETS, DESPITE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM. IT MEETS SO INFREQUENTLY THAT GERSON’S COMMITTEE RANKS AT THE ABSOLUTE BOTTOM OF THE LIST OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS HELD. • THE DISORGANIZATION OF HIS OFFICE AND HIS CONSTITUENT SERVICES IS WELL DOCUMENTED, BEMOANED IN NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS AND ADMITTED BY GERSON HIMSELF.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ALAN GERSON:
Why did the Board of Elections throw Gerson off the ballot for four weeks this summer? Why has the Campaign Finance Board refused three times to give him matching funds? Why doesn't his name appear on the absentee ballots? Why did he vote undemocratically to overthrow term limits when the people voted TWICE in favor of them? Why did the Daily News say that Gerson’s grants of $16,000 in taxpayer’s money to a non-profit whose employees performed political work to get him on the ballot ‘Give Charity a Bad Name’? Why has no newspaper endorsed Alan Gerson for re-election this year? Answer: After eight years in office, incumbent Gerson is still a disorganized, chronically late, ineffectual, self-serving politician.

Don't we deserve more?

THERE IS NO INCUMBENT PROTECTION ACT. Eight years is enough. Vote ‘NO’ to Alan Gerson on September 15.