3/7/23 Board Report

Housing Compact

This is an update on the actions taken by the Village Board on Governor Hochul’s ill-conceived Housing Compact plan to increase the housing stock by 3% near MTA transit hubs in New York State which includes the Floral Park and Bellerose train stations. The Village Board has been active in a number of areas. Deputy Mayor Pombonyo attended a press conference on Thursday at the Port Washington LIRR station along with dozens of elected officials from Nassau and Suffolk that joined together to stand up for Long Island communities and against Governor Hochul’s Housing plan. Last Friday, I, along with Deputy Mayor Pombonyo and Trustee Stewart attended a special meeting of elected officials at the Town of Hempstead where, among others, Town Supervisor Clavin and NYS Assemblyman Ed Ra spoke passionately in opposing this plan that will have a negative impact not only on the Village of Floral Park’s infrastructure, roads, schools and sewers, but on Long Island as a whole.

At this time, I ask and urge all residents to contact the Governor and all elected officials to oppose this plan by phone, online or by writing letters.  More plan details and contact information for your state and local elected officials can be found on the Village website (www.fpvillage.org) homepage under “Governor Hochul’s Housing Compact Plan”.  It is important to have your voices heard. I assure you that I, along with the Board of Trustees, will work closely with our elected officials and local villages to protect the interests and quality of life of the Incorporated Village of Floral Park and its residents.

Lastly, thank you to Brandon Duffy of Blank Slate Media for attending tonight’s meeting.