Assemblyman Jarett Gandolfo (R,C-Sayville) is chiding the governor following her State of the State address on the issue of new housing initiatives, specifically those that seem to be designed to overwhelm suburban communities with more living accommodations for a larger number of people. Following the pushback against last year’s disastrous Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) proposal, Hochul backed off from overloading suburban Long Island with new housing options. Now, it seems like she is once again trying to destroy the suburbs.
“The governor is once again on the attack against local control of zoning,” Gandolfo said. “The fact of the matter is that any radical expansion of housing in our suburban communities on Long Island is going to negatively impact our quality of life. We simply do not have the infrastructure to handle such an increase in population density - we already have massive problems with traffic and wastewater management,” he continued. “Not to mention the impact this will have on our school districts, as student-to-teacher ratios will inevitably increase.
“The governor needs to stop this attempt to upend our suburban communities and leave local control of zoning intact.”