Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Did Someone Say...."Progress"?!!

Today's meeting of the Long Island Regional Planning Council went just about as well as it possibly could have if you are in support of the Lighthouse Project.

First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Supervisor Kate Murray for coming in and sitting down with the Lighthouse Group and Planning Council. I'm sure that it wasn't easy (especially since Charles Wang and Kate Murray sat no more than two seats from each other in front of the Council) but she handled the pressure well and was amicable throughout.

Second, I'd like to point out the perseverance and dedication that Charles Wang has to Long Island and it's residents. Many have suggested that the Lighthouse is "dead-in-the-water" and the Islanders should be looking for other alternatives to their current location. To those people, I say, "You have never spoken to Charles Wang." Mr. Wang is doing everything in his power to keep the Islanders right where they are and his considerable dedication to the team and its fans is more than conspicuous as well as generous. The man just loves Long Island and is prepared to do anything to bring the place we live into the 21st century.

Last but certainly not least, I would like to acknowledge the overwhelming support the Lighthouse Project received from the Regional Planning Council. It was obvious from the get-go of the question and answer period that the Council had no intentions of humoring the same political rhetoric that has surrounded the mega-project over the past several months. They questioned Supervisor Murray and her aides directly over many of the issues that are facing this project at present. It was very refreshing and certainly a major victory for the Lighthouse Development Group and Long Island residents as a whole.

I will be back on later to get you guys some quotes from today's proceedings but first I need to run to some pre-Draft discussions with my compatriots.

For Questions, Comments or General Building Issues, please direct all inquires to your on-site Super at DougD84@optonline.net.

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