Diaz wants Green Roofs?
April 7th, 2008
Elizabeth Benjamin is reporting that the legislation might have a little fight in it, but nonetheless in the race to take credit for bringing down Congestion Pricing, at least one Albany legislator is offering up some interesting suggestions. No fan of the proposal, Bronx Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. argues in his release that …
If the Mayor really wants to protect the environment and the air that we all breathe then he should have proposed that a Green Roof is required on every new commercial development in our city.
Should we expect to hear more about his green roof visions?
Meanwhile, Queens Councilmember John Liu, who supported the legislation, is calling the Mayor to task for letting “A high-and-almighty approach [supplant] what should have been a collaborative process” and insisting that the city now needs to look at the alternatives that congestion pricing opponents argued would have been a better fit:
Opponents of congestion pricing did in fact offer constructive alternatives to help alleviate traffic congestion, including initiating programs for carpooling, cracking down on parking placard abuse and restoring express bus service to levels that existed prior to Bloomberg becoming Mayor.
So, was that bluster, or can we look forward to a round of proposals from the bills’ opponents here and in Albany, looking to improve express bus service and crack down on placard fraud?By Amanda Hickman on April 7, 2008, 5:18 pm
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