[At tonight's CB3 meeting]
Gigi Li will serve as chair of Community Board 3 for a third term after defeating challenger Chad Marlow in a vote this evening.
CB3 members voted during the monthly meeting 31-15 in favor of Li, who has served two one-year terms as chair. Marlow is a current CB3 member.
In an unprecedented move, The Villager published an endorsement of Marlow last week, an unusual editorial decision given that only CB3 members vote for the chair.
According to the paper:
CB3 is clearly in disarray, and there is a growing sense of disconnect with the community that it is supposed to serve.
There is a strong sentiment for change, both within the community and on CB3.
Apparently CB3 members don't agree.
Updated 5:32 a.m.
BoweryBoogie attended the meeting and filed a report here.
Per BoweryBoogie on the outcome:
So, now it’s another year of potential botched decisions and hyperlocal scandals. And through it all, the community suffers.
Updated 11:10 a.m.
The Lo-Down has meeting coverage here, including remarks from Li and Marlow.
This past year has been really challenging for us and, moving forward, I am committed to structural and leadership changes that I believe are the core issues. Time and time again over the past few years I have seen how this board and this community are better, stronger and more resilient when we fight the fight together and not apart.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Villager calls for change atop Community Board 3 (31 comments)