Mayor calls out council members who voted ‘no’ on bulletproof vest resolution honoring fallen officer

first_imgBinghamton City Council members Angela Riley and Aviva Friedman confirmed to 12 News that they voted against the proposal. The resolution is broken down into four parts: Friedman also told 12 News she took issue with the tone of one clause expressing unwavering support for law enforcement in general. The two council members were not named directly, but the mayor called their votes “disturbing” and “concerning.” “I very much wanted to pass this resolution, but the resolution in its original form had some clauses in it that I didn’t feel were appropriate for a resolution that was memorializing somebody,” Friedman said. “I felt that there were some clauses in the resolution that were needlessly politicizing this.” Both women said they voted against the proposal because it did not solely focus on Officer Barta and his memory. “This is not something that you are reading about in another city,” Mayor Rich David said, referring to Friday’s incident. “It is equally frustrating and concerning when you have members of city council, in this case two specific members of city council, who just within the last week or so voted not to support a resolution that honored the sacrifice of Patrolman Lee Barta…” center_img 12 News reached out to Riley and Friedman after the mayor’s news conference about their votes. One part acknowledging general support for policeOne part honoring Barta and other fallen officersOne part advocating for more resources, including bulletproof vestsOne part calling on the city council to provide tools to protect officers and community members. Mayor Rich David said a bulletproof vest is the best resource an officer can have, and the resolution was drafted to honor fallen Binghamton Patrolman Lee E. Barta. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — During a Wednesday afternoon news conference announcing details of a violent encounter between the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force and an armed man, the mayor of Binghamton called out two city council members for their “no” vote on a proposed bulletproof vest program honoring a fallen officer. Friedman also said the Lee Barta Community Center is in her district and she said the center provides amazing support and services for her constituents.last_img read more

Boutique development in Ascot almost sold out before its launch

first_img96 Dobson Street, Ascot has three out of eight apartments left for sale, starting at $694,000.A BOUTIQUE apartment complex in Ascot is proving a hit with five of the eight apartments sold prior to its official launch.The development on 96 Dobson St, Ascot has eight designer three-bedroom apartments with two of the remaining apartments having their own 100sq m private courtyard.The third remaining apartments sits on the top floor with views to the river and city.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tyson Clarke said he chose to take on the selling of this project because it was such as unique find. 96 Dobson Street, AscotGold Coast resident and keen property investor Ian Rissman said he chose to buy into the Dobson St project based on its location and quality.Having already signed tenants, Mr Rissman said being so close to Racecourse Rd and Portside was a drawcard, and having watched it being built over the last 12 months he was impressed with the quality of the build.“I mainly invest in commercial property, so this is my first residential for about ten years,” he said. “I see Brisbane as a growth area and seeing what’s happening in Sydney and Melbourne with the prices down there, I think there’ll be a flow on affect so it’s a good time to get in, especially in a good location like this with so much public transport within walking distance.“I think I’ll probably look at buying another residential property in Brisbane, I think the timing’s right.” 96 Dobson Street, AscotInterstate investor Gregory Romeo agreed, he said he had quite a few properties in Melbourne but felt it was getting to expensive and the yield was a bit ridiculous.“So I thought I’d purchase in Brisbane where there’s a better return,” he said.“This is a long-term investment for me, I want to diversity a bit.”Dobson St is Mr Romeo’s first residential investment in Brisbane, he said he wasn’t really interested in the high-rise complexes, he preferred the smaller complex’s with nice streetscapes.center_img 96 Dobson Street, Ascot“At this stage, if you look on realestate.com.au, there’s not a lot that compares to this for sale,” Mr Clarke said.“There are a lot of big unit complexes that have a reduced level of interest but hard to find something in a blue chip suburb like Ascot, with a big yard out the back.”Mr Clarke said the development was in a great location, close to Racecourse Road and right near Portside and the Hamilton precinct.“I like the way this project was put together, with large outdoor courtyards that are really rare around this area, it’s something unique in this area and interest in the courtyard apartments has predominantly been by homeowners,” Mr Clarke said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago“The outdoor area is huge, over 100sq m of outdoor area!”last_img read more