AFTER THE SCANDAL
by Gotham Gazette
The race for City Council in southeast Brooklyn is one of the only ones
scheduled this year. And all the candidates agree on one campaign issue:
they must restore the public's trust in government.
A year ago, the races were far more numerous and the campaign issues in
district 38 were far more grand.
In 2001, incumbent City Councilmember Angel Rodriguez campaigned on plans to build
beaches on the waterfront, to find the billions of dollars to put the
elevated Gowanus Expressway underground, and to bring better education and
much needed housing in the area.
In August, those promises were cut short when Councilmember Rodriguez
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