Stop Governor Hochul’s Housing Havoc

SEN. Jack M. Martins

Governor Hochul has a proposal that would strip localities on Long Island of their ability to control growth and zoning laws in our communities. In the predominately single-family zoned communities in Nassau County, the Governor wants to require the re-zoning of areas within a half-mile radius of any LIRR station in order to accommodate an average of 50 residential units per acre. Currently Nassau County has 476,732 housing units, and this proposal would allow the construction of 25,000 more units around every LIRR station.

Under her plan we have the potential of tripling Nassau County's population. This change will negatively impact our water and sewer systems, fire departments, police departments, and the 54 school districts in Nassau County. The Governor does not even address how the construction of these housing units will impact the Island’s sole source aquifer.

The Governor's proposal is a reckless and irresponsible attempt to defy local government control, and deny every Long Islander the right to protect the substantial investments they have made in their homes and in their communities.

As your State Senator, I will stand alongside my Long Island colleagues in the state and local government to defend the suburban values and quality of life on the North Shore of Long Island.

Sign my petition to tell the Governor that you OPPOSE her reckless and irresponsible housing proposal.

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