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Publication Date: Autumn 2000

WHERE THEY STAND:
CANDIDATE VIEWS ON CNYC ISSUES

Election day is November 7th. Your important vote can help elect the next President and Vice President of the United States, a United States Senator, a Congress member for your district and a State Senator and Assembly member. The election process is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the people seeking leadership roles and to make them aware of the issues that are important to you.

Many of the goals of CNYC and its Action Committee for Reasonable Real Estate Taxes depend on legislative action. For this reason, both organizations strive to help legislators and legislative candidates understand cooperatives and condominiums and the issues that are important to us. In every election season, CNYC encourages members to talk with candidates and learn where they stand on neighborhood issues and on co-op and condo priorities. If yours is a large housing development, candidates may be pleased to accept an invitation to address a meeting or even to hold a debate at your location.

With the current property tax abatement program for homeowners in New York City cooperatives and condominiums sunsetting on June 30, 2001, extender legislation will have to be passed by the State Senate and Assembly elected this year. Any long-term tax fairness plan will also have to be passed by the State legislature. CNYC is also concerned about improving requirements for conversion of rental buildings to cooperative or condominium status, about protecting conscientious boards of cooperatives and condominiums from criminal liability, and would like to see a separate trial part in the housing court for co-op and condo issues. Any change to the present state of all these issues will require State legislation.

CNYC sent all the candidates for State Senate and Assembly from the five boroughs a questionnaire asking their views on these four key topics. Following is a compilation of the responses received at press time. If candidates from your district have replied and support our efforts, please try to thank them for this support with your vote. If there is no response from candidates from your district, try to learn where they stand on these issues. When you prepare to vote on November 7th, factor these responses into your selection of candidates to support.

 

CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE

Rory Lancman, District 11, Queens
Toby Ann Stavisky*, District 16, Queens
Marty Markowitz*, District 20, Brooklyn
Liz Krueger, District 26, Manhattan
Thomas Duane*, District 27, Manhattan
Susan Davies, District 27, Manhattan
Olga Mendez*, District 28, Manhattan
Lorraine C. Koppell, District 34, Manhattan

*Indicates incumbent


CANDIDATES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Mark Weprin*, District 24, Queens
Michael Cohen*, District 28, Queens
Ivan C. Lafayette, District 34, Queens
Vincent Tabone, District 36, Queens
Alice Lemos, District 37, Queens
Frank Seddio*, District 39, Brooklyn
William Colton, District 47, Brooklyn
Raymond Jorgensen, District 59, Staten Island
Thomas Hamilton, District 60, Staten Island
Robert Straniere*, District 61, Staten Island
Pete Grannis*, District 65, Manhattan
Deborah J. Glick*, District 66, Manhattan
Nilda Luz Rexach, District 72, Manhattan
Jeffrey Dinowitz*, District 81, Bronx

*Indicates incumbent

 

CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE

Rory Lancman, District 11, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: No

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Toby Ann Stavisky*, District 16, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: Cooperatives and condominiums were taxed inequitably and should enjoy the same benefits as homeowners. The current abatement recognizes the discrepancy.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments: A long-term solution is needed to avoid the sunset provision every three years.

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: The power of the sponsor should be curtailed because his interests are not the same as the board/shareholders/unit owners. The co-op board wants to enhance the quality of life and promotefinancial stability while the sponsor wants to make a profit.

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: Often, sponsors resort to exploiting luxury decontrol (see NY Times 10/15/00 story), warehousing and renting units to decrease the value of the units.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: I believe additional training would protect co-op board members from inadvertently breaking the law.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments: I look forward to working with you on these important issues.

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Marty Markowitz*, District 20, Brooklyn

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments: With proportional benefits flowing to renters.

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: NA

Comments: Need more info.

Additional Comments:

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Liz Krueger, District 26, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: I support it if the State and City continue to fail to address the inequity in tax burdens between owners of apartments and houses.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: Would need to assure some protections and reasonable timelines for requiring sponsor sales of available units.

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: NA

Comments: It is unclear to me why a board member who has not violated any criminal laws would be at risk of criminal liability.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: NA

Comments: I would want to consult with owners, residents and Housing Court judges to evaluate the current pilot before committing to creating a separate part.

Additional Comments:

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Thomas Duane*, District 27, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Susan Davies, District 27, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: In the current situation, sponsors often retain too much control in a building after it has gone co-op.

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: Since the requirement is only 50-60% the sponsor currently retains too much control.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments: The electoral process needs to be more open and responsive to ordinary people. In keeping with this, I believe co-op and condo owners should have full control over how their building is managed.

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Olga Mendez*, District 28, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Lorraine C. Koppell, District 34, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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CANDIDATES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY
*Indicates incumbent

Mark Weprin*, District 24, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments: As the sponsor of the legislation to terminate the stock transfer tax I am hopeful of your support.

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Michael Cohen*, District 28, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Ivan C. Lafayette, District 34, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: Sponsor of previous legislation.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: Experience has shown some sponsors use questionable tactics to achieve the percent number.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: Have legislation to do just that.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Vincent Tabone, District 36, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: It is imperative to continue the present abatement program in order to equalize the tax structure.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments: We need a long-term plan that deals equitably with co-op/condo owners.

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: Resident owners must have a real voice in how their buildings are run and a real opportunity to sell their units. The Martin Act should be clarified to require sale.

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: I would support higher presale requirements and resident control of the board from the time of conversion to create strong coops/condos.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: The current state of affairs acts as a serious disincentive.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments: The separate Housing Court part in Queens is working fairly well, expediting matters and developing a greater competency on coop/condo law and issues. A separate trial part would be the next logical step.

Additional Comments: We need fair property tax treatment for all New Yorkers.

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Alice Lemos, District 37, Queens

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: I am a co-op owner myself!

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments: We must encourage people to own their own property.

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: As long as they are in good faith.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Frank Seddio*, District 39, Brooklyn

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: I believe strongly in this protection.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments: I have proposed such legislation in the past.

Additional Comments: I am an attorney whose principal practice is real estate. I strongly support all of the issues presented in this questionnaire.

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William Colton, District 47, Brooklyn

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Raymond Jorgensen, District 59, Staten Island

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: NA

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Thomas Hamilton, District 60, Staten Island

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: As an owner/resident of a co-op since 1985, I am very concerned on such issues.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: My experience with a sponsor taught me!

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: Nowhere else in the world does 35% (or 15%) elect anything.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments: There is no excuse for omitting Staten Island in this experiment. We have thousands of co-ops and condos.

Additional Comments:

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Robert Straniere*, District 61, Staten Island

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: No

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: NA

Comments: Need more info.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: NA

Comments: Need more info.

Additional Comments:

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Pete Grannis*, District 65, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: But not to the point of making eviction plans seem more attractive.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: NA

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

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Deborah J. Glick*, District 66, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments: I'm especially concerned about sponsors turning buildings into corporate hotels.

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments: To insure that buildings are actually in the hands of owner occupants the percent ought to be higher.

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: Obviously, I would want to be certain that boards have to operate with sufficient openness to avoid any appearance.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: NA

Comments: Not certain if that's the best way to achieve appropriate balance, but certainly judges need to understand the differences in housing categories.

Additional Comments:

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Nilda Luz Rexach, District 72, Manhattan

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments: We lost our cooperative apartment because a greedy agent did not want to sell the apartments.

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Jeffrey Dinowitz*, District 81, Bronx

Q: Will you work to continue the present tax abatement program for homeowners which will sunset on 6/30/01?

A: Yes

Q: Would you sponsor such legislation?

A: Yes

Comments: I have and will continue to.

Q: Will you actively support a long-term tax reform plan that continues progress towards fairness to homeowners in coops/condos?

A: Yes

Comments: I will continue to support tax fairness.

Q: Do you believe sponsors of coops/condos should continue to sell units as they become available?

A: Yes

Q: Would you support legislation requiring sponsors to sell?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation to increase the percentage of residents required to buy their apartments before a building can be converted to a co-op or condo?

A: Yes

Comments:

Q: Would you support legislation protecting board members of housing coops/condos from from criminal liability?

A: Yes

Comments: It's my bill.

Q: Would you support the creation of a Separate trial Part in Housing Court to deal with coop/condo cases?

A: Yes

Comments: I have such a bill.

Additional Comments:

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