Gangsterism at the HHA as Chair Rob Davis orders MSV ejected for being yelled at by Patricia Waiters
meeting is it’s open to the public and all are welcome to attend including the taxpayers subsidizing the agency. Theoretically, that includes without fear of reprisal, harassment or worse.
Republic however, none of these laws apply. Submitted for your approval a federal meeting of the Hoboken Housing Authority held at Fox Hills in the confines of uptown Hoboken. Said federal meeting broke out into a political rally attacking those who are feared overseeing their desired contractor in the form of the Executive Director, Carmelo Garcia.
at the same time. No friendly chatter, not even a hello at the entrance outside. Minutes later, a joke followed at
the front of the room Da Horsey would be “hijacking the meeting 20 minutes” in
so if that was an objective doing so five minutes earlier might be the way to
audience over the course of thirty minutes. On limited occasions, they were asked by Chairman Rob Davis to settle
down. No warning was given to any member of the audience yelling out re: Carmelitos. The disruptions continued throughout and Wefer maintained professional composure ignoring the personal attacks.
crowd, “Okay let’s have some respect” as commissioner Wefer was attempting
to obtain some clarification on HUD policy with Executive Director Carmelo
wink to the audience. MSV seeing this, said aloud “wink, wink” easily
within hearing range of the Chair. Was that an incentive to eject this reporter when
yelled at by Patricia Waiters later?
scheduled to begin. The stenographer got up and stepped away from her seat for a short break but Patricia Waiters, who is on the payroll of
the Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia had already taken his microphone.
|Carmelo Garcia strikes a pose for MSV before the HHA meeting as his Assembly aide employee Patricia Waiters checks in |
to “work.” Waiters disrupted the meeting early with regular outbursts and later took over while the stenographer stepped away momentarily so she could politick or as she said “address the crowd.”
stenographer was off the record, not transcripting the meeting away from
her seat. As she began to let fly her political brand of Waiterisms, MSV began filming the hijack but looked to the Chair and Mr. Garcia saying, “She’s politicking?
She’s suppose to be addressing the board.”
leisure decided to face the commissioners after she she felt it adequate to denigrate commissioner Wefer to the audience with the
stenographer still “off the record.”
Waiters bellowed from the mic as some Carmelitos in the audience chimed in. Ironically, commissioner Wefer along with fellow commissioners Dave Mello and James Sanford live adjacent to the HHA downtown while Waiters lives in an Applied Housing building uptown closer to the Hudson Tea Building than the HHA.
the tirade. “You lost too Pat,” MSV said 10 feet from her left with
the smartphone filming, distracting her from her verbal attack. Waiters turned
and began to let fly in the opposite direction toward Da Horsey. “That’s okay Roman, you can write I’m an animal tomorrow.”
immediate reply. As a matter of fact, in over four years, very little has been
written about Waiters, although she’s often been a candidate in elections and spoken many an absurdity before the City Council. (Her perennial candidacy recently ended with her latest petitions to run for Freeholder being pulled; one source says at the behest of her boss, Carmelo Garcia. Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano is running for re-election and Garcia is also on that public payroll, $5,000 annually as a Freeholder aide.)
Council meeting several weeks ago where she ended her remarks in public portion complaining
about the recent appointments to the HHA with something approximating ‘People should should do the right thing but
people (council members) are doing the white thing.’ (That close followed with Councilwoman Terry Castellano’s exclamation: “Good for you Pat.”)
conversation between us following that public portion “performance” and how race baiting was
not acceptable before any Hoboken government body.
|Video still of Rob Davis, Chairman of the Hoboken Housing Authority after ordering MSV’s ejection. Seconds earlier, the woman on the left approached before public portion saying during an impromptu exchange while Patricia Waiters hijacked the meeting, “You need to shut up.”|
camera phone saying “You need to shut up.”
seat reluctantly to begin recording as Waiters continued ranting her right
to claim racial victimization. (One can surmise for the Hoboken City Council declining to appoint her, an employee of Carmelo Garcia to be a HHA commissioner.)
Horsey complaining/saying what sounded like a request to go to the back of the
room ending with “you’re instigating.” His complaint to MSV came during the actual political hijacking of a federal
meeting as the stenographer had stepped away.
Chairman control your meeting.” With that, Chairman Davis rose
from his seat walked to his right from the dais, several feet away and without warning announced the immediate ejection – of MSV. He then called the two police officers over who suffered a
low key boring affair to that point.
|A video still of Carmelo Garcia Assembly aide Patricia Waiters |
as she hijacks the HHA meeting on a brief break before public portion
delivering a political speech attacking commissioner Dana Wefer.
see more of Patricia Waiters’ political attack in action. We’ll spare the public the
ludicrous video of the ridiculous ordered ejection.
aide to Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia.
Repeated calls to speak to Chairman Rob Davis after the meeting failed. The first call he said he couldn’t hear and hung up. Several calls followed unanswered and a voicemail was not returned.
Is this transparent or gangster?