Tuesday, September 25, 2007

No more paving over front yards?

I am going to have a good chuckle throughout the day after reading this:

City planning officials are mulling new rules that would prevent excessive paving of front yards by requiring that a minimum percentage of all front yards be landscaped.

The new proposal - which would apply to new developments only - would also prohibit steeply pitched driveways in front yards and encourage rear-yard garages to maximize plantings.

"Greening our neighborhood streets while curbing expansive concrete front yards will contribute to quality of life throughout the city," said Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Flushing), who chairs the land-use committee.

City paves way to anti-paving laws

It took the Chair of the Land Use Committee 6 years in office to finally recognize that this is a problem. Must have been the water in her basement on August 8th.

Hey, if we can convert the Queen of Queens Crap, there is hope yet for Queens!

(Sorry for the good people of Flushing who Katz was mistakenly attributed to, although Johnny is certainly no better.)

Update from the Times Ledger:

City planners want to stop residents from paving lawns


Anonymous said...

Applies only to new development - why don't they make it apply to everything - or is this just for eastern Queens?

Anonymous said...

You know it's just because Katz's basement got flooded.

georgetheatheist said...

Nah, it wasn't Katz who complained; it was Manton who was getting drenched in his coffin.

verdi said...

Manton's bribe money is in his casket.
He's in the witness protection program.