Maureen Walker Must Go
Mount Vernon has the highest tax rate in New York State, with City taxes going up 33% in the past three years. Comptroller Maureen Walker is the financial watchdog of The City Of Mount Vernon. She has not only been silent in the past few years, while the city has been fleeced, but she also joined in and participated in the looting of our taxpayers. Mount Vernon leads the State in tax foreclosures. High taxes have forced thousands of families onto the street. Walker policies have decimated cash strapped senior homeowners, especiallythose who live on fixed incomes. Instead of helping delinquent elderly citizens stay in their homes, Maureen Walker foreclosed on Grandmothers. Furthermore, Mount Vernon Exposed was informed that Walker’s personal friends were scooping up these properties for pennies on the dollar. Maureen’s office has no policy to help people who fall victim to the outrageous taxes inMount Vernon.
Millions of dollars have gone missing in Mount Vernon, and a subpoena was issue to Maureen Walker demanding her to open up the financial books. The subpoena has been ignored. All of the financial improprieties leveled at Ernie Davis in the past 10 years, were under Walker’s watch. None of this thievery was possible without her knowledge.
A source from the Davis administration told Mount Vernon Exposed that Maureen Walker’s husband,Robert Walker secretly runs the Comptroller’s office and makes 100% of the decisions in that office. This includes the powerful Board of Estimate, which she has one third voting power. The informant said it is frightening to see Maureen have to receive approval from her husband to make a vote. Robert Walker is an adjunct Professor at Iona College, and has one of the lowest ratings of professors at the college. Mount Vernon exposed researched Robert Walker’s performance at Iona. The following is just a few of the negative evaluations given by his students.
1) He's pretty obnoxious in the sense that he doesn't respect the student’s one bit. When you have a professor who doesn't respect you, it's hard to absorb what they are trying to teach.
2) This guy needs to find out why he's teaching this course and the relevance of the material. If you ask a question he acts like it will become clear later on in the chapter just to push it away, and nothing ever comes of it. Tries to pack in 3 semesters worth of work into one class and sometimes keeps you longer than the regulation time.
3) HATED IT! THIS PROFESSOR CARES LESS ABOUT ACTUALLY TEACHING AND MORE ABOUT GETTING AS MANY CHAPTERS IN A SINGLE CLASS AS POSSIBLE. I REGRET TAKING HIS CLASS AND AGREE W/ THE ABOVE COMMENT. YOU WILL LEARN VERY LITTLE IF ANYTHING AT ALL. HE NEVER REVIEWS A SINGLE THING AND GETS ANNOYED IF YOU ASK.
The reason this becomes relevant, is because candidates for Mayor are selling themselves to the public. A Maureen Walker win will have an unknown and potentially dangerous person running Mount Vernon.
Sources have informed Mount Vernon Exposed, that Comptroller Maureen Walker doesn’t pay venders who do not contribute to the Walker's campaign war chest. Many venders who have not contributed to Maureen Walker’s campaign, wait months to receive payment for services they performed for the City of Mount Vernon. This is punishment for not donating to the Walker campaign. The policy of only making timely payments to campaign contributors, is a long time tactic of crooked politicians.
|COMPTROLLER MAUREEN WALKER|
AND TERRANCE HORTON
Sources have also informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Robert Walker cut a deal with Terrance Horton, to receive financial compensation for the LED lighting contract through a financial institution. However, reports say that State Officials are not going to approve the LED contract, and will not send the electric power needed for the project. An anonymous State source said they are not happy that Mount Vernon does not pay their bills, and the state does not like how the contract was awarded. Terrance Horton, a thief, who owes well over $100,000 in property taxes, has drained the City of Mount Vernon for years.
The Walkers rained hell on the elderly and the unfortunate citizens unable to pay their property taxes. However, they have allowed Terrance Horton to keep his tax delinquent properties. The Walker policies of rewarding some, while hurting others, are outrageous. Horton, the former DPW Commissioner under the Clinton Administration, used tax dollars as his personal piggy bank. Sources say, The Walkers have decided to cash in, and have teamed up with Terrance Horton.
Maureen Walker’s office was cited by NY State for losing Millions in taxpayer money. State auditors slammed her payroll department. The Walker response was to fire longtime worker Greg Bowman. Maureen Walker should resign, because the buck stops at the top, and she is incapable of running her department.
Residents of Fleetwood continue to battle City Officials, attempting to stop an apartment building to be built off the congested Cross County Parkway, exit 7 at 42 Broad St. Again, The Walkers remained silent, and refuse to release information on the financial impact this and all other development projects will have on the city. Maureen’s recent comments that she knew nothing about the 42 Broad Street project is appalling, and an outright lie. The 42 Broad Street project has been on the table for years. The Walkers have become so interested in themselves; they have turned their back on the people of Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon is in financial ruins. Mount Vernon is a city that does not pay its bills, because of Comptroller Walker’s policies. This corruption is playing Russian roulette with Mount Vernon’s finances, and will eventually lead to bankruptcy for Mount Vernon. Four years ago, Mount Vernon Exposed endorsed Maureen Walker. Since her defeat to Ernie Davis, Walker has spent 3 ½ years, cutting deals and destroying Mount Vernon. Taxes have gone through the roof, and Mount Vernon now has the worse tax to property value ratio in New York State. Mount Vernon also has the honor of having the highest foreclosure rate in The State. In order to turn Mount Vernon around, we must hold our elected officials accountable. Maureen Walker has been an embarrassment, and victims of her policies are in financial ruins. Mount Vernon Exposed calls on Maureen Walker to resign as Comptroller, and allow someone competent to save this city. Taxes have gone up 33% in the past 3 years, and 122% since she took office. The idea of Walker running for Mayor is a slap in the face of everyone who desperately wants to save Mount Vernon from the disaster she has helped create. Maureen Walker needs to come clean with the people of Mount Vernon and turn over the financial reports that were subpoenaed. A simple request to turn over financial information was not done. The people of Mount Vernon deserve to know where their money is. Are Maureen and Robert Walker hiding crimes? Come clean or resign.
To be continued: The Financial Empire The Walkers created since being in office, and the taxes they failed to pay.