Last week, the city's Commission on Human Rights had to take action against the property manager of a condo building in Sunnyside for harassing tenants and posting Nazi propaganda in the building's lobby.
The fact that a property manager felt emboldened to try and strong-arm shareholders in the building is a clear example of the board abdicating its responsibilities and oversight
Now the commission has reserved the right to attend meetings to make sure that a new set of board members understands their roles. But that's not the commission's job.
As we wrote a few weeks back, it's the responsibility of the state attorney general to provide oversight of these boards, but it clearly lacks the manpower to do it properly. That needs to change.