The Jelleff Club held a community meeting tonight. Colonel Gunn called out the troops and had many of his staff there to help put out their message. Councilpeople Cheh and Evans and Deputy Mayor Neil Alpert basically guaranteed a club would remain as the city would buy the site if necessary.
Marshall Bykofsky was especially effective in getting the truth out there -- this is a ransom to be paid to the parent orgnaization.
The process was flawed (no community involvement), the study was flawed (old data and only looked at kids in a 1 mile radius of the club sites which basically excludes all of Jelleff's population) and tonight was flawed too. It was hard to hear and it was hot. Luckily it did not get too heated, but the passion for the place was evident to all who attended.
Our thanks to the many supporters and familiar faces of parents, residents, coaches, local businesspeople, ANC commissioners, ex Board members, City Collegiate supporters, Stoddert members and representatives, Karate fans, basketball programs and more.
Let's keep fighting the good fight.