Community Board 1 member Michael Johnson claims unfair removal from post

A Bronx community board member is claiming he was unfairly removed from his post after seven years. According to Michael Johnson, he received a letter

The seven-year member claims he was let go because he didn't agree with the borough president.

The seven-year member claims he was let go because he didn't agree with the borough president. (5/31/13)

THE BRONX - A Bronx community board member is claiming he was unfairly removed from his post after seven years.

According to Michael Johnson, he received a letter informing him that his application for reappointment had been denied. He believes it's because of differences of opinion with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on some big issues, including the Fresh Direct warehouse in Port Morris.

Johnson says that for the future, he wants community board members to feel like they can speak their mind without fear that they'll be out of a job.

The borough president's communications director said in a statement that, "In the end, we make the selections based on how we believe people will represent both our office and their respective communities. The office's community board selections have been inclusive and reflective of the areas they serve."
 

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