About those new windows in PCV
Re: T&V story, “Roof access coming to PCV, but just for two apartments, T&V, Feb. 25
To the Editor,
So, the new owners are trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? Where are the amenities that would go along with the prices they intend to ask?
I was also amazed to read that the tenants had access to the roof. Never so in the 30-odd years I’ve been living here and if so, was the biggest kept secret. I had been told by security that we couldn’t go up there.
As to the new windows, if people look carefully at the apartment in the photo, you can see that with the new reconfiguration there is no way for a window air conditioner. The unit is now below the window in part of the wall. Now, with the unit where it is, the tenant can’t put a sofa back to the wall so they’re losing space.
As to another MCI for “new windows,” if we had had a lawyer who knew who was on first, we wouldn’t be paying and paying and paying for the rest of our lives.
The windows never did what they were supposed to do which was to keep the apartments cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. At least that was what I had been told. Once a hole was drilled into the window to let the gas out so that it wouldn’t implode, the purpose of the new windows went out the window or door, whichever word you care to use.
Marcia Robinson, PCV
TA election is politics as usual
Re: letter, “An election closer to home,” T&V, Feb. 18 by Susan Steinberg
Despite her request to forget about national politics, Susan Steinberg’s letter about the importance of the TA’s upcoming “election” is just as funny as Donald Trump talking about building a wall or Bernie Sanders talking about national security.
President Steinberg says that the TA board of directors’ names appear on “the TA’s letterhead and many of its communications” but who exactly are the directors?
Save for director Anne Greenberg, who recently opposed subsidized affordable ferry service for our own community, I can’t remember the last time we heard from another director.
Last year, Ms. Steinberg was frequently quoted in this paper as board chair, but now she is president. Who is the new chair? The TA should not be playing musical chairs! Why don’t we hear from him or any of the other directors?
Here’s the funny part: Ms. Steinberg tells us directors serve “rotating unpaid four-year terms.” But a recent check of the TA’s website show some directors have served for 20, 30 years or even 40 years! You can’t have elections and directors for life! No wonder the TA won’t release their membership numbers.
It’s about time the TA’s hold a fair and open election (and not just re-elect themselves). Then maybe they can serve the entire community and not just the small minority it has served for so many years.
Name Withheld, ST