Dominic Galuzzo commentary on Starwood proposed enabling legislation on Southfield project

Wanna buy a Starwood bridge?

The following are my observations of the Weymouth Town Council’s review of the Starwood proposed Enabling Legislation pertaining to the Southfield project which raises obvious concerns including their wish to take away our right to vote.  Not one objection from our Council, marching in the annual Veterans Day parade is a hollow tribute to our Veterans sacrifices!

Starwood is provided four opportunities to address the Council.

South Shore Tri Town Development Corp. (SSTTDC) addresses the Council once.

Council expressing a fear of a non productive meeting if all three parties met at the same time is not resolved by the above uneven review.  Roberts Rules and document verification of claims puts a stop to that nonsense.

Councilor’s expressing a need that Southfield residents be added to the SSTTDC board, is a Starwood initiative.

As residents of Weymouth, Southfield residents presently have the same representation on the SSTTDC board (2) as every other resident of Weymouth.  Uneven representation is unacceptable.

A citizen’s freedom of information request in 2010 exposed LNR as being past due payment by $138,000.00 for 2009 and half of 2010 water bill.  In 2014 SSTTDC exposes LNR/Starwood as being approximately $80,000.00 past due in paying their water bill!  Starwood claims they were not aware!

Wanna buy a bridge?

The most egregious testimony has been provided by Starwood.  Their presentation to the Council prior to the February 10th Town Council meeting was they could not find interested commercial developers.  The SSTTDC testimony on February 10th was they sent four prospective commercial developers to Starwood, to which Starwood admitted meeting with one of the four!

What does Starwood have to do to lose its credibility with this Council?

What does the Council have to do to lose its credibility with its constituents?

Perhaps it has already.

Dominic Galluzzo, Weymouth Resident

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