Though the issues that concerned the panelists differed in the details, their call to action was the same: elected officials should consult with communities before making critical policy decisions.
Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.
State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.
At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.
Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.
The city’s transportation department has activated cameras along the Bx6 Select Bus Service route through Longwood and Hunts Point, to help crack down on drivers who slow down the new buses by using those express lanes.