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After Term-Limits Vote, Things Go Great for Mealy and Her District


We didn’t know there was such a thing as a “State of the District” speech. Maybe there wasn’t before councilmember Darlene Mealy gave one to constituents in Brownsville this week. We last noticed Mealy when, after flipping to vote for Bloomberg’s term-limits overthrow (she later said the vote made her vomit but she did it because “I need to get resources for my district“), she got in a car crash. She seems to be all right now, and to have gotten resources for her district. Room Eight reports she told the crowd at Brownsville Academy High that when she got to the council four years ago she didn’t even know what member items were. She had since educated herself, and gotten some education, after-school projects, and employment projects going. She also claims that “there are shovel ready projects to build 10,000 units of affordable housing in her district,” says Room Eight. Things seem to be working out better for the traditionally underserved district — and for Mealy: in payments on top of salary from the Speaker’s office (aka lulus), she recently went from zero to $10,000. Our mother was right — going along certainly does seem to facilitate getting along.



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