Borough President Melinda Katz, in dismissing much of the Queens Library Board, has created a separation of powers problem and concern. Whenever a person is dismissed without any concern or ceremony, even without cause, the character and reputation of the individual is tainted and sullied.
In an effort to restore their credibility and good reputation the dismissed individuals brought a court action against the actions of the borough president. Unfortunately, the judge has dismissed this action. It is the citizens of Queens who will never know the truth and are the real losers. No person has the right to sully the good name of an individual.
Former Trustee George Stamatiades is an outstanding person who has given tirelessly to the community without any financial remuneration. He is an example of an honest community servant who is only interested in what is best for the people of Queens. He is truly a great loss to our Queens Library system.