Both the Times Ledger and Queens Tribune covered a meeting that Queens Civic Congress held with DOB Commissioner Patricia Lancaster. It didn't always go as smoothly as she had expected:
DOB Admits Its Flaws, Touts Web Advances
“Your job is to protect us,” said Bellerose resident Michael Agugliaro. “There needs to be infrastructure. You’re talking about building for 2030, but you’re building on a foundation that is faulty.” Agugliaro was concerned about bringing new residents into areas of Queens that were already saturated with large multi-family homes built contrary to zoning.
Boro leaders fight illegal building
Kerzner proposed tracking architects who self-certify plans, enforcing building code compliance, setting up a program like the NYPD's CompStat that could keep tabs on buildings, establishing cyclical inspections of buildings and converting environmental control board summonses to tax liens if they are not paid within one year of issuance.
Photo of DOB Commissioner Patricia Lancaster from NYC.gov.