Announcement from Mayor Panzenbeck. Say NO to Governor Hochul’s URBANIZATION PLAN!

February 23, 2023

Announcement From Mayor Pamela Panzenbeck

Defeat Gov. Hochul’s New York Housing Compact

Plan to Override Local Zoning

Please Read!

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 |

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@

Legislative Office Building, Room 608

Albany, NY 12247

Assemblyman Charles Lavine:

(516) 676-0050 1 School Street

Suite 303-B

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 Office

LOB 932

Albany, NY 12248

Below is a link to sign a petition to say NO to the Governor’s URBANIZATION PLAN: