I'm learning more and more that there is usually no need to second guess Alderwoman DiBella, or as I call her Kingston's rising star, becasue she's typically on the ball. This property controversy that we keep reading about is no different. Everyone is familiar with this bidding war that seems to be going on and every Alderman seems to have a different opinion on it. Ranging from just shoving it off to the highest bidder to Republican Mayoral candidate Richard Cahill wanting to take it off the tax-rolls and give it to a non-profit for $1. Than there is DiBella's plan, giving it to a woman that lives in Kingston with a proven track record of renovating properties in Kingston. At least for me it seems clear as to who the property should go to. But, in politics nothing seems to be easy, especially during an election year.
Whatever it's worth and probably not much, in my humble opinion the Common Council should follow the recommendations made by DiBella's committee and award the property to Renate Soyer.
Photo Caption : From Kingston Daily Freeman, a local woman Michell Whittaker shows her support for Mrs. Soyer.