By Stephen J. Budihas, February 12, 2017

At times elected officials are all-to-quick to address the complaints and concerns of a disgruntled individual or a fat-cat supporter by proposing a new blanket of legislation that would needlessly and unfairly cover thousands of law-abiding and already scrupulously governed citizens.   Such is currently the case, in both the State legislature and the City Council. Representing only the prurient self-interest of some few realtors eager to rapidly turn over the sales of apartments and perhaps even fewer resentful prospective purchasers of apartments who failed to meet the criteria for admission to a co-op here or there – bills have been proposed that would drastically hamstring, undermine and negate the best efforts of legally constituted co-op review committees throughout the City and the State.