Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined with his partners in Nassau County government, Supervisor Jen DeSena of North Hempstead and Supervisor Don Clavin of Hempstead, to denounce an ill-conceived progressive proposal that would impact Long Island suburbs and single-family home zoning. The latest proposal by Governor Hochul – seemingly a repeat of last year’s plan to turn suburban neighborhoods into overcrowded urban centers – would result in thousands of apartments and high density housing flooding every community, as well as spot zoning in which large scale apartment buildings could pop up next to single-family homes.
“We must save our suburbs from this ill-conceived plan as it would overcrowd classrooms, greatly increase traffic and cars parked on our streets, strain emergency services and threaten the environment,” said Supervisor Saladino. “While some Albany leaders want to blame the lack of affordable housing for the mass migration leaving our State, we all know the real reason people are fleeing New York is crushing taxes, rising crime and government overreach which threatens individual rights.”
The three Town Supervisors joined local neighbors to voice their concerns of how the Governor’s urbanization plan would negatively impact the environment, traffic, parking, emergency services, police protection, local utilities and schools. They also asked the public to join them in contacting state officials to demand that this proposal not be included in the Governor’s budget.
“Removing the rights of residents to have a say over their communities is a direct threat to democracy, especially when you silence the voices of residents and replace their say over development projects with an unaccountable, bureaucratic board located hundreds of miles away in Albany,” Supervisor Saladino added.
To help have your voice heard and express your wish to Save our Suburbs visit www.oysterbaytown.com/sos.