November 18, 2011
DiCicco Drawing Attention by Spot Zoning that Favors Developers
By Valerie Russ
COUNCILMAN Frank DiCicco may be on his way out of office this year, but he’s not leaving quietly.
DiCicco, who decided not to run for a fifth term representing the 1st Council District, has pushed numerous measures in his last months in office favoring developments that have generated concern from some observers.
They are questioning whether he’s trying to make friends and connections with developers as he prepares for a career as a political consultant and lobbyist after leaving Council.
“I’m just absolutely amazed at what he’s doing,” said lawyer Samuel C. Stretton, who is representing the anti-blight organization SCRUB in a fight against a billboard for which DiCicco has pushed.