Groups want more public input on storm rebuilding - New York News

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Groups want more public input on storm rebuilding

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A dozen community groups, nonprofits and unions say that industrial and residential areas from from Red Hook to the Lower East Side to the Rockaways that were flooded and damaged in Superstorm Sandy have been ignored environmentally.

Now those groups want community input into how billions of dollars of federal and state storm aid will be spent.

The various organizations -- including NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, Good Jobs New York and the Transport Workers Union -- have delivered a recovery agenda plan to federal state and city officials. The plan requests programs such as green infrastructure rebuilding and help for communities of color by training first responders in those areas.

In the public housing projects, Rockaways residents were without power for weeks after Sandy with no options except shelters or staying in cold apartments.

A public comment deadline on post-storm projects is April 4, yet few knew about it.

But a spokeswoman for Mayor Mike Bloomberg has said the city has tried to get public comment through newspaper advertisements s and press conferences.

"The City welcomes public input on how to rebuild and protect our communities, which is why we've continued to hold public meetings and extend opportunities for participation in the recovery effort," the spokeswoman said.

Public comment ends April 4, one week later than the federal input period.

You can comment by calling 311 or going online at www.nyc.gov.

 

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