Homeless Shelters

Caring for mentally ill men or recovering addicts is sound public policy.

Housing them in neighborhoods of schoolchildren and local business centers is not.

Address Our Water Supply

Repairing or replacing aging and rotting water and sewer lines may be disruptive and may be costly – but it is not rocket science – and high functioning infrastructure is critical to public health and welfare, and is sound – and essential - public policy.

Walking away from construction and installation that the state is helping to pay for is not.

No Community Jails

Incarcerating those who cannot afford bail for even petty crimes is filling our jails to overflowing, so yes, supporting bail reform that reduces jail populations by 70% is sound public policy.

Moving great numbers of prisoners into neighborhood “community jails” is not.

Our concerns are not reactionary or unwarranted. Queens is a community of caring people. We care about those in need. But, our concerns for quality of life and safety in Queens are shared by every neighborhood and borough in the community, from Manhattan high rent districts to State Senate District 15, right here in Queens.

Community Issues


Quality of life

Preserve and protect the Community we love, the Community where we live. The Community that educates or children. Houses are our only major investment for our futures, our homes.

BOTTOM LINE
Let Queens be Queens


Welfare Reform

Aid to the needy? Of course – but elected officials must end the revolving doors that keep generations of people in poverty. The only solutions and assistance that work are those that move people into employment.

BOTTOM LINE
Assistance-to-Work


transportation

We must find and adopt common-sense alternatives for more parking and dense vehicular traffic, especially in peak morning and evening rush hours.

BOTTOM LINE
More parking, less traffic


MINImize regulations

We must sustain and grow the small businesses that form the heart of our communities, where we buy our food. Where we gather to socialize over coffee or dinner. Where we run on Saturdays to hardware stores for supplies.

BOTTOM LINE
Reduce costly regulations


public safety

Keep prisons and shelters away from our 1,000 school children walking to and from their schools - what good are safe measures inside school walls if children are surrounded on the streets by community jails and shelters for mentally ill? And, we must support the local police who protect us.

BOTTOM LINE 
Make Queens Safer


MIDDLE CLASS taxpayers

Elected officials must stop thinking of taxpayers as bottomless pits of money that sustain their costly projects and programs. We pay their salaries and retirement benefits; time for them to think of our salaries and retirement savings.

BOTTOM LINE
Reduce taxes across the board