June 2, 2023 By Christian Murray
Queens Community Board 2 dealt Assembly Member Juan Ardila another political blow Thursday night by passing a “no confidence” resolution in the wake of two sexual abuse allegations that surfaced in March.
The board, by a near-unanimous vote, said that Ardila, a first-term Democrat, is unable to represent his western Queens district effectively. For instance, the board said that Ardila’s colleagues in Albany refuse to work with him given the sexual abuse allegations, which pertain to his actions at a college party in 2015.
The non-binding resolution, approved by a 34-1 vote, stated that the board has “no confidence in Assembly Member’s Ardila’s ability to represent his constituents within Community Board 2. CB2 is deeply concerned that constituents are not receiving the representation they are due.”