John Jasilli vows NYS hearings on $240 million sale of LICH.

30 Sep

John Jasilli.

The strong, independent leadership our areas greatly need.

 

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Long Island College Hospital is not dead – although there’s only one candidate that will fight any and all powers-that-be to insure its vitality for Brooklyn residents.

Park Slope attorney John Jasilli stood before the Brownstone Republican Club on September 29th and made a clear case why voters across the 52nd Assembly District need to have a choice. Within minutes, he crystalized what our local elected leaders cannot bring themselves say: Gov. Cuomo’s role in the destruction of LICH needs to be investigated by the Legislative branch of NY Statephoto-12

His first point was vital, questioning how Cuomo suddenly determined that Long Island College Hospital (LICH) could not function as a full-service hospital after 150 years? And in consideration of the soaring Housing developments across DUMBO, the Heights, across Downtown.. and the Barclays Center and tourists drawn to Pier 6, Fulton Street… a full service hospital is exactly what areas sorely require.

  1. Transparency and Ethics in NYS government.
  1. Re-open LICH as a full-service hospital.
  1. Bring the NY State Legislature to examining and “opening the books” of LICH, its oversight by SUNY, and its billing processes across the last few years. Examine how the Governor acted by installing leadership at SUNY and then using SUNY and NYS Dept. of Health through stages to justify the loss of LICH, eliminating it’s 2000 jobs, not finding an organization suitable to run LICH as a full-service hospital. (BRC members also added “defying court orders, in stages to cripple its operation” and “imperiling the health and well-being of nearly a million residents”. )
  1. NY State’s financial responsibility and a “friendlier” Business environment:  a)fewer fines and regulations b) incentives especially to Small & Mid-sized businesses, leading to Job Creation c) more Housing to satisfy the law of Supply & Demand d) responsible development of the Gowanus District (holding the DeBlasio Administration/City Planning Dept.’s feet to the fire for a failure of a vision, that the community can understand and generally look forward to seeing)
  1. Better school planning and More Choice.

Mr. Jasilli thus outlined why he’s running and what he’d work for that will set him apart from Joan Millman’s hand-picked successor (Ms. JoAnne Simon/D.) and a former lobbyist from the Working Family Party with political ties to DeBlasio (Peter Sikora).

Many of the members of the Brownstone Republican Club walked his petitions, in order to get Mr. Jasilli on the ballot for November. The BRC believed he’d be a strong, smart and independent voice – and this has been proven true. Mr. Jasilli owes no donor anything, and is swayed by logic – and having raised his family across Park Slope and our areas of Brooklyn.

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John Jasilli believes people are ready to vote for people that will make a difference for them – and not their individual political career-paths. None of our elected officials (all Democrats) for example, will blame Governor Cuomo by name for the attack on LICH – as they have fallen back into a typical “get along, go along”-mode. Many will not even answer questions about LICH. Therefore, a “life and death”-issue of supporting LICH across 2013 and 2014 – which was used to make a Mayor out of Bill DeBlasio (when he joined the fight in mid-July of 2013) is now summarily ignored because both our Mayor and Governor can be harmed, politically?

What about us — should we need medical attention?

This is very typical of local politics, and the time has come to start voting for candidates that can shake things up ONLY to serve the people of the community.

 

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(The above was reprinted from a Brownstone blog web-page that described some of what was offered by our BRC member, John Jasilli for NYS Assembly for the 52nd Assembly District across October and November of 2014.)

 

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