Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Like it or not, here they come
From CBS New York:
Your neighborhood might be getting greener as the city continues its program to plant 1 million trees.
But as CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported, some homeowners don’t want the trees, and despite their objections the city plants them anyway.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder said the Parks Department should consult first with homeowners, and he has a bill the would require them to do so.
“For any agency to dictate is just wrong,” he said. “This is a no-brainer. The Parks Department should want to engage the community.”
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped short of endorsing the legislation.
“I want to see the bill before I comment, but I certainly want to make sure we’re doing everything that we can do to communicate with homeowners,” the mayor said.