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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Budget Cut Article

The Queens Chronicle has an article about the recent budget cut to the Ridgewood Reservoir plan. City Comptroller Bill Thompson is quoted in the article. Unlike the mayor and parks commissioner, Comptroller Thompson views the 2030 plan as it should be seen - a complete waste of taxpayer's dollars:

"City Comptroller Bill Thompson shot down proposals by Mayor Mike Bloomberg to convert the reservoir into a sports field last June, citing the ecological importance of the space.

“This plan flies in the face of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s widely hailed environmental blueprint, which bemoans the loss of the city’s natural areas,” Thompson wrote, protesting the plan. “The Parks Department’s own scientific consultants have warned against disturbing the reservoir, an area they call ‘highly significant for the biodiversity of New York City and the region.

You can read the entire article here.

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