I am absolutely appalled by the audacity of our mayor to question the integrity of members of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority board ("Mayor's Budget Plan Rejected," Nov. 18).
For him to imply that they had received calls from former colleagues at institutions of higher ed telling them to reject the student tax is rude, inappropriate and unbelievable.
And even if they did receive calls from citizens expressing their concern about the city's budget, why would he assume that their judgment was affected?
Guess what, Mr. Mayor, not everyone plays your "pay-to-play" game. There are some people left in this city who actually are sincere about their role in helping us and go about it in an ethical, up-front way. Last I heard, no one from the ICA was flying to New York on any institution of higher learning's private jet or tooling around in an SUV provided by Homeland Security.
Mayor Ravenstahl, you owe the ICA board an apology and you should be embarrassed by your immature, tantrum-like accusations.
GEORGE S. SLIMAN