February 23, 2023
Announcement From Mayor Pamela Panzenbeck
Defeat Gov. Hochul’s New York Housing Compact
Plan to Override Local Zoning
Dear Glen Cove Residents:
Governor Kathy Hochul has included a housing plan in the 2023-24 New York State budget, which would have a very dramatic impact on our beloved Long Island communities if adopted.
The Governor’s proposal seeks to end local control of zoning by imposing state mandated zoning requirements. The scenario that would be most devastating to Glen Cove is that all land within a half mile (or 10-minute walk) of any train station would be rezoned to permit 50 units of housing per acre. As Glen Cove is the home to 3 Long Island railroad stations, this is unacceptable. Long Island towns and cities should be able to decide for themselves what the appropriate land use is. The Governor should not be able to override our local governments in zoning matters. Changes such as she suggests would destroy our way of life and the historic nature and beauty of Glen Cove and our Long Island communities. The stress and strain on our infrastructure and schools would be intolerable.
New York State is beautiful but diverse in its communities. We need to maintain our autonomy in zoning decisions. The Governor’s plan which may work in Buffalo and other upstate New York communities will not fit here. Imagine the properties along the Glen Cove train tracks being filled with homes.
Residents of Glen Cove and every other municipality on Long Island need to voice opposition to this mandate. There is strength in numbers, let us make our voices heard in Albany. We urge all residents to contact the Governor’s office, your State Senator and Assemblyperson to tell them that these proposals are not in the best interests of Glen Cove or Long Island.
Governor Kathy Hochul directly regarding her plan:
1-518-474-8390 | https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form
The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
NYS Senator Jack Martins:
Phone: 518-455-2677 | jmartins@ nysenate.gov
Legislative Office Building, Room 608
Albany, NY 12247
Assemblyman Charles Lavine:
(516) 676-0050 1 School Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins:
(518) 455-2715 | [email protected]
172 State Street,
Capitol Building, Room 330
Albany, NY 12247
State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Hastie:
518-455-3791 | [email protected]
Albany, NY 12248
Below is a link to sign a petition to say NO to the Governor’s URBANIZATION PLAN: