I’ll leave the play by play to other blogs tonight. Bernice and Old Doc have already done summaries. I did manage to take some videos that can supplement what you read elsewhere. Be warned that I didn’t set up my tripod nor did stake out an idea filming location beforehand.
In this first clip, Jerry Green addresses Liberty Village right after declaring “I ain’t got all night to be here” while waiting his turn to speak. Upon being given the floor, Assemblyman Green shows hostility towards Deputy Administration in Charge of Economic Development Carlos Sanchez. Reverend Tracey Brown intervenes, calling Green disrespectful, and the Assemblyman continues his points.
The much maligned current owner of Liberty Village, who inherited the property from the deceased long-time owner, gives his side of the story. He places much of the blame for the state of the ninety units on the Housing Authority of Plainfield. Council President Rivers then offers a rebuttal.
Lastly, Councilors Taylor and Williams speak on Liberty Village before giving the floor to Betsy, a past manager of the complex.