Friday, February 26, 2010
Eroded beaches symbolic of our entire city
From the Daily News:
A lack of funding could put a damper on replenishing the worst-hit beaches of the Rockaways, federal officials said last week after unveiling plans to dredge a nearby inlet for sand.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin dredging the East Rockaway Inlet in the next few weeks.
But the agency may not have enough money to fill in the beaches that suffered the worst sand loss in recent storms.
It also hasn't been able to complete what was to be a four-year study on local beach erosion that began in 2003.
The target is now 2013 at the earliest, due to a lack of funding, officials said at a public hearing Feb. 16.
Don't know about you, but I am sick of reading stories about how we don't have money for this, don't have money for that. Put a damn moratorium on megadevelopment projects meant to enrich developers at our expense and use that money to fix what we already have and build things that benefit the people already living here.
We opened many, many parks during the Great Depression and put people to work by upgrading infrastructure. We are told that our mayor is one of the most innovative problem solvers to ever grace the halls of 260 Broadway and that our president is bringing hope and change. Yet the bozos running our government today can't learn from history and only come up with garbage recovery plans that aren't helping anyone but their friends. Instead we're closing parks for the first time in our history. It's almost enough to make you miss Robert Moses.
Weiner: You're a congressman. How about calling up Chuck and getting some federal stimulus money for this instead of organizing meetings and throwing hissy fits on the floor of the House?
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