Editor’s note: The following statement from Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum is in response to media inquiries about the Mamaroneck Village Democrats\’ call for Village Attorney Christie McEvoy Derrico to resign now that she is running for Village Justice.
I have not received any such communication as of this moment. However, such a request is one that is nothing other than political posturing by a group of individuals who are keenly aware that their positions and temperament are not what the voters of the Village of Mamaroneck support. This is nothing more than desperation by political hacks that have no real interest in what is the best interest for the Village of Mamaroneck. They turn a blind eye to the real fact that Christie Derrico is one of the most capable Village Attorneys the Village has benefited from, as clearly demonstrated by the numerous fiscal and administrative improvements she has instituted in a very short period of time.
The short sighted backroom political mentality, that such a request is based upon, would also demand the resignations of current sitting Democratic Trustees; and that makes as much sense as their silly and negative demands. Perhaps they would be better off trying to explain why they did not support the cutting of the Mayor’s and Trustee’s salaries during the budget process or perhaps the obstructionist manner in which they seem not to choose to settle the Village’s lawsuits and rather seem to posture in a continuous and negative approach on most subjects and in direct opposition to the continued improvement on all subjects during the past six months.
The economic and legislative times demands actively addressing the matters of government and improved services as well as the quality of life, which the current new majority of the Board of Trustees clearly have accomplished. Not the juvenile politics for obvious selfish goals while ignoring the best interests of the very residents they continue to disrespect.
This underscores and solidifies the national mentality of the “Ins are Out” because the electorate is sick and tired of backroom, self interested politicians. The best statement will be in November when these inane politicians will resoundedly be defeated and sent packing with justice for the voters and the betterment of the Village.
Norman S. Rosenblum
Village of Mamaroneck