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 on April 7, 2008, 5:18 pm
In category: Albany,Environment,Transportation | 3 Comments »

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3 Responses to “Diaz wants Green Roofs?”

  1. Brad Says:
    April 9th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Bluster. Diaz let like 4 fossil fuel power plants in his area. And Liu is an attention seeker. Bet both drive around in Escalde SUVs too, check City Hall lot.

  2. Paul Says:
    August 6th, 2008 at 4:37 pm


    The answer to your question about Assemblyman Ruben Diaz,Jr. is: “apparently so” since his Green Roofs tax abatement bill is about to become law. Having passing both houses of the state legislature and currently awaiting the Governor’s signature.

    Sorry to disappoint Brad…

  3. Stefan Pappy Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    There are some fascinating cut-off dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity however I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

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