Tuesday, 21 August 2018 12:05

SHELTER WATCH: The No Homeless Shelter Party

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At his campaign headquarters this week, Platta said he wanted to be a “candidate of the people,” and wants citizens to talk to him directly when they have any problems. At his campaign headquarters this week, Platta said he wanted to be a “candidate of the people,” and wants citizens to talk to him directly when they have any problems. Glendale Register

State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta is on his way to having a ballot line in the November election called the “No Homeless Shelter Party.”

Political newcomer Platta, who is running in the Republican primary on September 12 for a chance to take on longtime Democrat Joseph Addabbo, is take the opposition to the mayor’s plan to use facilities in Glendale and Ozone Park as shelter to another level.

And he’s calling out local elected officials for failing their communities.

“They have been here for years and, unfortunately, they did not take care of the situation when it was rising,” he said at his campaign headquarters in Ridgewood this week.

Meanwhile Amanda Nasner, the Queens representative for the Department of Homeless Services is still missing in action.

Dmytro Fedkowskyj, chair of Community Board 5’s Homeless Services Committee, told this paper that after news broke that the Cooper Avenue site is once again being considered for a shelter, he invited her to come to the committee's next meeting.

Her response was “What is on the agenda?” When Fedkowskyj said the Cooper Avenue shelter, she never responded.

 

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  • Published in: Glendale Register