Pols, DEP, DOT to hold public flood forum in November
By: Jeremy Walsh, Times Ledger
Western Queens residents who suffered damage from the summer flooding will have a chance to get some answers from city and state agencies, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) announced at a Community Board 2 meeting last week.
A public, town hall-style meeting to address infrastructure issues is set tentatively for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary's Church, 70-31 48th Ave., Woodside.
Crowley, state Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) and City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) will be on hand, along with representatives from the city Department of Environmental Protection, the state Department of Transportation and the city comptroller's office, the congressman said.
Why can't the same be arranged for Community Board 5 by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens), Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) and Councilman Dennis Gallagher (R-Middle Village)? So much for "take charge" leadership in this corner of Queens.
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