Angry civic leaders and frustrated residents shouted and groaned their way through a meeting on Queens zoning on Monday night.
Civic Leaders Impatient For Zoning Resolution
John Young, Queens director of the Department of City Planning, added his name to a long list of city officials who have faced hostile groups of residents over community facilities, sewage infrastructure, and zoning in the past year.
Monday’s forum, hosted by the Queens Civic Congress, was attended by the borough’s best known and most active civic leaders.
Young told the meeting that his department hears the residents’ concern and is working as fast as it can to complete the rezoning.
This statement served to increase tension rather than diffuse it, because many community activists present felt that they had heard this before.