Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ozone Park comes out in force against shelter
On Tuesday night, an incoming homeless shelter, reportedly designed to house more than 100 men, possibly classified as mentally ill, sat high on the meeting’s agenda.
“We are asking this board to put out a strongly worded letter, putting the city on notice, that we the community, we the residents, we the parents, we the constituents, we the homeowners, and we the business owners, do not want this type of shelter where they’re planning on putting it,” Esposito said.
The Administration has already given its “notice” to this neighborhood of plans to bring the shelter.
But Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks did not show up to face his detractors – as he has in the past.
So these residents were basically left to shout into the wind, venting if you will, perhaps, on some level, reluctantly accepting the inevitable.