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CB 9 to take up member issue

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

The ongoing personnel conflict surrounding longtime Community Board 9 member Sam Esposito will come up for discussion and possibly a vote at this Tuesday’s board meeting in Richmond Hill.

The board was to debate the possible expulsion of Esposito, who is accused of sending around an email that included anti-Semetic comments, at last month’s meeting, but then postponed the closed-door session on the topic because the meeting was running late. An executive session has been put on the Nov. 12 agenda, along with a vote.

Esposito has said he believes he is being targeted for his support of District Manager Mary Ann Carey, whose termination was considered by the board last June. Members ultimately voted to give Carey a probationary period, but Esposito protested at the September meeting, arguing that little information had been given to the panel about that process.

Removal of appointees, who are named by City Council members and the borough president, is a rare event usually reserved for those who miss too many meetings.

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