In June 2014, Assemblyman Francisco Moya made a passionate and heartfelt commitment to oppose the city’s conversion of the Pan Am hotel on Queens boulevard into a massive shelter.
In a community meeting, he stated that he would “chain himself to the gates” to get his message across. I would like to give you a few examples of how he kept this zealous commitment.
By not returning or even taking multiple calls from his constituents, failing to meet with the community on issues with the shelter, not attending a single community rally, hiring staff who are experts in diverting residents concerns.
Assemblyman Moya is worse than the politicians who chose to do nothing to help our community. Now he is running for City Council in District 21.
Last wee, he took credit for the city's decision to phase out the use of the Holiday Inn on the Horace Harding Expressway to house the homeless.
Why did he not take the first initial step to phase out the Department of Homeless Service's use of hotels in his own assembly district? The Boulevard Motor Inn, Crown Motor Inn, and Hotel Q are all within his jurisdiction and within a congested three block radius of each other.
I would like nothing more than to see Francisco Moya vacate his seat in the State Assembly, but I feel that voters in District 21 should be advised, he will only make empty promises that sound great, but will only work for himself to further his political career. Beware of candidates bearing gifts.