In preparing for my reporters’ roundtable, which will air on Friday, I spoke to former Black Panther and City Councilman Charles Barron, who is one of the major candidates for Brooklyn Borough President.
He gave me a good rant, not about police brutality (that came later), but about affordable housing and development.
“Right now, developers are fat cats who are getting over tremendously, particularly with not having to do affordable housing, and using eminent domain and using other state and city powers to gain access [to] subsidies. They call it subsidies, but it’s really corporate welfare,” Barron told me.
He went on to say he “would scrap the 421a housing program.”
Any other insights or things to keep in mind about this race, let me know.