2011-03-18 / Community

Weiner To Host Rockaway Town Meeting

By Howard Schwach

Congressman Weiner Congressman Weiner Want to know whether or not Congressman Anthony Weiner would rip out Bloomberg’s bike lanes should he become mayor?

Want to know if another commuter ferry is a possibility for Rockaway?

Want to know about the federal plan to bring back the Cross Bay Bridge toll rebate program? Want to know what’s going on in Washington that will impact the Rockaway community?

Come speak with Weiner and ask him your questions.

On Thursday, March 24, Weiner will hold a town hall meeting at the Knights of the Columbus Hall in Rockaway to give the community an update from Washington and to field questions from area residents on a wide range of local and national topics.

The town hall meeting, hosted by the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of the Columbus Hall, located at 333 Beach 90 Street.

Also in attendance will be members of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, Neponsit Property Owners Association, Breezy Point Coop, Roxbury People’s Association, and the MyRockPark, among other groups.

Residents will have a first-hand opportunity to address a number of issues in the local community and ask any questions of Weiner.

In addition, Weiner will provide updates on his work in Washington, including his recent meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in which he discussed plans to infuse sand along Rockaway’s diminishing coastline. Weiner will also discuss his recent efforts to repair the Rockaway seawall on Beach Channel Drive, as well as the state of economic development on the peninsula.

Earlier this month, Weiner introduced legislation, the Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act of 2011, to protect the discounts available to Rockaway residents who are unfairly burdened by the City’s only intraborough toll at Cross Bay Bridge. Weiner will also discuss his successful fight to stop the LNG pipeline from being built off of the Rockaway shore and his concerns about the expansion of JFK airport into Jamaica Bay, nearby both Broad Channel and Bayswater.

“I need to hear directly from my constituents in order to do the people’s work in Washington,” Weiner said. “I look forward to a lively and informative discussion.”

The town hall meeting is open to the public and all those who are interested are welcome to attend.

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