Opinion

(Ed. s note: The following was sent to TONH Councilman Fred Pollack and is printed here at the writer's request. Also note the town board has postponed a decision on the Bradley until its April 17 meeting.)

I am proud and honored that you represent our community! This is only my opinion but I was appalled, dismayed, shocked, and angry listening to the nonsense exhibited by all the elected officials (except for you). It is inexcusable for an elected official to vote for a zoning change when he or she has no concept of the parking problem as you so eloquently argued against this zoning variance.

The Planning Commissioner, who is your expert witness, said in his report 'the underground parking garage is not feasible.' The other elected officials paid absolutely no attention to this fact.

I applaud you for suggesting an alternative - give the developer another 120 days to come up with a viable alternative to the parking issue.

However, your distinguished colleagues dissed you and looked to approve the zoning variance anyway. This absolutely makes no sense at all! As you said, if the zoning is changed, the developer will have no incentive to come up with an alternative plan to the parking issue.

I am glad the vote has been deferred until next month's town board meeting.

However, by my count the Port Washington residents will lose anyway since you are the only elected official who will vote against the zoning change!

Andy Hausspiegel


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