Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Kathryn Garcia wants to upzone us into oblivion

"Former NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia is running for NYC Mayor this year. Below is a portion of her plan to address the affordable housing and homelessness issues. I received this today via email. She was soliciting for campaign contributions.

These two issues are important to work on, however, some of her proposals are rather shocking and reflect the increasing attacks on our contextual rezonings and our fight against dangerous illegal conversions. Again, this is a portion of Ms. Garcia's Policy Statement.

Is this what we can expect to hear from other candidates for Mayor this year?" - anonymous

Housing supply has not kept up with demand. We added 500k New Yorkers over the last decade, but only 100k units of new housing.

Public dollars cannot fund all affordable housing, but we can make it easier and faster for private partners to build.

That means comprehensive upzoning to ensure all neighborhoods - particularly those rich in transit, jobs, and great schools - have their fair share of affordable housing.

We need to get creative: end apartment bans and legalize basement apartments, accessory dwelling units, and single-room occupancy apartments (SROs).

Accelerate approvals for new housing construction by streamlining the ULURP and environmental review process, especially for affordable housing projects.
Here she comes to save the day!

15 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

Wonder Wombat.

georgetheatheist said...

"Accessory dwelling units". A treehouse in the backyard?

Anonymous said...

If you think Diblasio is bad, wait until the next one of these clowns gets in. We are going to be wishing we had Diblasio back as mayor.

Anonymous said...

You idiot! Your population is in decline and there are so many apartments that are left opened due to it being too expensive to live in! Start making agreements with building owners in this city perhaps or stop making your affordable housing units that are going up left and right, more in range of those people who are actually working! You make affordable apartments in areas that are not the best to live in and expect WORKING people to move in them. Who wants to live 3 blocks away from a nasty area where all the filth and criminals live? Especially when you want families to live there? What family will want to move their children 3 blocks from the projects with shitty schools? Maybe clean up new york city and get all these nasty bums and criminals out of the city. Nobody wants to live in a city full of shit! You pay high taxes and rents just to live around criminals all day long. Who wants that?

JQ LLC said...

It looks like half of these people running for mayor are just going to continue de Blasio's housing policies, which was an extension of Bloombergs.

This also looks like Garcia came up with this idea from the start. Because Blaz never has original ideas

Anonymous said...

"Accessory dwelling units". A treehouse in the backyard"

Ban or tax private garages for automobiles & back yards so high homeowners will be forced to move or convert garages to Sec 8 welfare units.
Democrats want blockbuster barracks in every neighborhood so everybody must share equally in the misery.
Wow, Somebody warned this was coming on Queens Crap last year

JQ LLC said...

To paraphrase Mighty Mouse

"Here I come to fuck shit up!"

JQ LLC said...

@Anon

I posted that story with a picture of Fonzies attic apartment at Mr. C's house

Anonymous said...

"Accessory dwelling units".

How any garages have water and sewer connections? How many garages have heat? How many garages have suitable electricity?
How much would it cost to upgrade? How much would the homeowner's taxes go up?

Jeez, do any of these dim-witted mayoral candidates have any sense? Also, Garcia was a failure when it came to solving NYCHA problems. Her housing alternatives are absurdly ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

She says they added New York City the five boroughs I assume so what she means 500000 new people new residence over the past 10 years. Well I just read an article in the New York Post about people exiting the five boroughs and last year alone because of the violence taxes the virus etc etc corrupt politicians they found out that there were 300,000 changes address cards submitted to the post office in one year so when these people say affordable housing nyc's housing they were full of shit look on somebody's websites what do you call an affordable housing a studio apartment in Woodside codes for clothes to 1300 and that's on a lottery where your salary got to be fifty thousand plus how is that affordable for retiree or one person

Anonymous said...

She looks like such a toughy in that picture.
Let's see how she looks after less then a month of USMC boot camp.

Anonymous said...

How much would it cost to upgrade? How much would the homeowner's taxes go up?

I sure wouldn't call it an "upgrade"
Anyway, if you sign a Sec8 contract the city pays most for of it, expedites and stamps your permits.
In exchange your property is Sec 8 for life, you must allow inspectors & government officials into you home any time they want. The city selects your tenant and prices.
If you refuse, your taxes on that garage or wasted space will be subject to heavy penalty's & surcharges.
The deBlasio admin and all Democrats seem to be on board with copying exactly from Scandinavian socialist playbook. They want to make another Amsterdam or Denmark here, its disghusting and should be criminal.

Anonymous said...

I sure wouldn't call it an "upgrade"

The did this in England also.

Anonymous said...

Another ultra woke winner!

Anonymous said...

It was not long ago the MTA wanted to remove some bus stops in my area. Make those walk a great distance just to get a bus. Schools were overcrowded before the pandemic and parking well it’s another issue. So good luck with this.