Racial social media posts played role in calls for CRA board member’s resignation
(CBS 12) —
A Boynton Beach community leader accused of making racial slurs at a city commission meeting refuses to resign.
On Monday morning, the city’s vice mayor requested she step down from the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board.
Vice mayor Justin Katz said it’s nearly impossible to prove if the accusations are true.
Since the video from the city commission meeting doesn’t reveal anything inflammatory.
But he said social media is shedding light on who is representing the city.
“I am not a racist. I love all people,” said Cindy Falco-DiCorrado.
Boynton Beach CRA Advisory Board Member DiCorrado is now under the microscope.
“ I didn’t do anything wrong,” Falco-Di-Corrado said.
She’s accused of making prejudice remarks to individuals who supported Boynton Beach becoming a sanctuary city.
Last Friday we first told you the city was looking into the racial accusations. While the city council has yet to take action, on Monday Vice Mayor Katz asked Falco-DiCorrado to resign.
Part of the reason he’s asking her move on has to do with her some of her social media posts.
In one post, she agreed with Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore’s statement that the last time America was great was during slavery. Falco-Di-Corrado wrote on Facebook “Yes it was hard. But it helped people in the long run.”
When I asked Falco-Di-Corrado about the post, he told me she misread the article.
“I am so sorry that I misconstrued in reading that because I am not a racist and I am not for slavery and I am not for people owning anybody,” Falco-Di-Corrado said.
Falco-DiCorrado’s social media posts have some wondering what’s the vetting process for people sitting on citizen boards, like the CRA Advisory Board.
City Commissioner Christina Romelus said the process of appointing someone to a citizen board is normally simply because it’s a volunteer position.
“We usually just ask for a resume or a curriculum vitae and see what their background looks like in terms of that. And if they seem like a person who is willing to and volunteering to help be a part of empowering and bettering the city, then we take them on board,” City Commissioner Romelus said.