Enough Studying !
After hearing the results of the community board meeting held on January 8th, 2013, I am greatly concerned. 1). There is little time considering climate change predictions for any elected officials to be STUDYING the need for replacing jetties. It is apparent the old tattered, splintered wood ones don't work. 2). Rock jetties are everlasting and proven so on the beaches in Rockaway that remained intact because they were there. 3). Waiting for sand replenishment; this is something that should be on a regular schedule of maintenance. It will make a difference whether or not our homes will survive the next storm. 4). children and adults are traumatized when heavy rain now sends water flowing down the beach blocks. 5). If cement boardwalks will hold back the wrath of the climate changing storms predicted, isn't it a no brainer to use concrete? 6). Wouldn't it make our community safer if the boardwalk was rebuilt as soon as possible. 7). When does the studying end! It's proven no actual work gets done when serious safety issues are studied at nauseous proportions. 8). Fences and boardwalk wells for concessions are a band aid, another hurricane will wash the fences, concessions and our homes away.
It is obvious that October 29th, 2012 was the ultimate study. The facts are in, the jury is out. Make the beaches safe now or we will be swallowed up and our beautiful Rockaway will be gone