Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LICH Bids Due by 3 p.m. Wednesday; SUNY Muses About Going Back to Litigation

Photo: MK Metz, McBrooklyn
After a year of marching, letter-writing, rallying in the snow, traveling to Albany and going to court, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) supporters can finally say: "This is it!" Bids for LICH are due at 3p.m. today.

Some positive reports have been coming in from groups who have heard proposals from  teams offering a full service hospital at the site of LICH, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

* According to the Brooklyn Eagle: One observer told the Eagle on Monday that she had been impressed with one team's complement of hospital, primary care and clinics, openness to community input, and it’s plan to look at its real estate revenue “to help sustain the hospital.”

A public forum will be held soon.

* The NY Times reports that developer Fortis Property screwed up a previous hospital deal in New Jersey.

* Capital NY wonders if there will be a proposal that splits the community representatives, who have 49 percent of the vote, from the SUNY officials, who have 51 percent of the vote.

LICH Quote of the Day:
Downstate council Ruth Booher: "If this board were to decide that awarding to the highest evaluated bidder is not as good as going back to litigation, then we could decide to go back to litigation," she said. "Most of us would say, 'Oh, that would never happen.' But if the proposal is so horrendous, you might. But that is the nature of the binary decision.” (Brooklyn Eagle)

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Dave 'Paco' Abraham said...

Public Forum will be Tuesday.

mcbrooklyn said...

Thanks for the update Paco.

Anonymous said...

We signed away any rights to go back to court when agreement was signed. We could try but would be loosing effort. Council Booher is mistaken. We have to make the best of who bid.

mcbrooklyn said...

But if SUNY decided they wanted to scrap the whole deal because they didn't like a legitimate winner, THEN it would end up back in court.