Monday, February 27, 2012

Sidewalk protection for co-op and condo owners

From Douglaston Patch:

State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, and northeast Queens co-op owners are calling on the city to include co-ops and condos in its program to inspect sidewalks damaged by trees.

Currently, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation will inspect to determine whether a sidewalk has been damaged by a tree.

If the agency finds significant damage, it will enroll private homeowners in a program in which the city would repair the sidewalk for free.

But co-op and condo owners are not eligible for the service and are frequently left to repair the damage themselves.

Avella has proposed a bill that would codify the city’s tree program, which is currently just a policy, into law as well as extend it to co-ops and condos.

“Co-ops and condos are individually owned, so why should they be treated differently?” Avella said. “The city should pay for it. It is, after all, the city’s fault. We’d go a long way to save co-ops and condos some money since they are always hard pressed financially.”


Anonymous said...

is he now pandering to the condo/coop owners for votes for his nyc mayors run ?

how much legislation did he get into law ,when he was (and still thinks he is ) the city councilman ?

one can not resist the comedy of this state senator campaigning for mayor. clean the graffitti.

liu must be giving up....

Anonymous said...

He's representing constituents, which is his job.

Anonymous said...

Enroll private homeowners in a program where the City will repair the sidewalk for free? Sure, and Obama's going to make my next house payment for me!