Stop Governor Kathy Hochul’s Urbanization Plan!

Stop Governor Kathy Hochul’s Urbanization Plan!

February 7, 2022
Petition to
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul
Signatures: 18,259Next Goal: 25,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Town of Hempstead

We stopped the Governor’s plan for now…
Thanks to the united efforts of Supervisor Don Clavin and the entire Hempstead Town Board in leading the opposition, Governor Hochul’s plan to end single-family zoning on Long Island was withdrawn…for now.

Over the last few weeks, Supervisor Clavin and the Town Board assembled a coalition of local leaders and residents across Nassau County to battle the measure – which would have mandated that localities, including the Town of Hempstead, permit Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs/apartments) on the properties of homes that are currently zoned for single-family use, including the construction of additional structures. The Town’s petition against the action garnered more than 13,000 signatures alone, and was crucial to the effort.  Our efforts were successful and the Governor was forced to nix the controversial plan – which had been buried in her over 5,000 page state budget proposal – in the face of overwhelming opposition from Long Island’s suburban communities.  But, the fight is not over yet!

Hochul: ADU idea is not DOA!
The Governor maintains that this provision is not DOA (dead on arrival) – and she has vowed to continue pushing for urbanization initiatives on Long Island.

Continue to fight to “Save Our Suburbs!”
Our elected officials and residents MUST remain vigilant to protect our homes, our families and our suburban quality of life. Continue to stand with Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board and remind Governor Hochul that we continue to opposed her original plan and any future plans to urbanize the suburbs.  Join the town’s email list to assure you receive the latest updates and information.  Click here to sign up.

Please share this information with your family and friends so we can continue to keep our community the great place to live!  Remind them to add their support to our petition!

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