Friday, May 16, 2014
Embarrassed deBlasio orders Parks to handle tree complaints
From CBS 2:
A Queens woman who was stumped by the Parks Department was smiling on Wednesday night.
Janice Derr’s handwritten list of tree troubles was initially rejected, but has since been accepted thanks in part to a little help from CBS 2.
On Wednesday, CBS 2 brought Derr’s situation to the mayor’s attention. He agreed that the Parks Department should have accepted the handwritten list.
“Clearly a citizen still has an opportunity to send a letter and send documents in, and we will make sure that in this case this is followed up on,” Mayor De Blasio said.
CBS 2 gave the list to the mayor’s office. Derr was ecstatic.
“I’m excited and I hope I get results, and it seems like I am if the mayor is paying attention thanks to you and Channel 2,” she said.
An assistant parks commissioner has already reached out to Derr and a forester will be inspecting every tree on her list.