In a report from the Citizens United Against Corporate Corruption the Cleveland based developer Forest City Enterprises is being blamed for multiple deaths . CUACC shows pictures of mold contamination in over 30 properties either owned or managed by the developer. Among other accusations , Forest City is said to have used political influence at the congressional level to redirect investigation efforts and collusion with local politicians to suppress attempts to warn other residents of the potentially deadly problems . “Meanest corporation on the planet” , “very worst landlord in the country” , New York Press voted Bruce Ratner “villain of the year”, asbestos litigation , insider trading , all very serious accusations . Similar stories and more come from the watchdog group Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and their reporting of the overbearing taxpayer subsidies, out of scale development , destruction of nearby communities and on and on . Good for New Rochelle ? You have to wonder about who will truly benefit from their latest version for New Rochelle’s Echo Bay . Even if only some of the reports are true , this city can’t afford to let Forest City decide what’s best for us when it’s apparent who will reap the lions share of any project they’re involved with. Good economy or bad , their model for development is always the same . Read the stories , get involved , sort the wheat from the chaff and decide for yourself . I’m convinced you’ll see there is a better way for Echo Bay .