Councilman Leroy Comrie 27th CD
This coming Tuesday, March 1st, two important pieces of
legislation, which will have an impact on our community, will be heard by the
At 10 am in the City Council’s Committee Room at City Hall
be an oversight hearing on the Mayor’s Solid Waste Management Plan by the
Council’s Committee on Solid Waste & Management. The hearing will deal
with the administration’s response to the many questions regarding this plan.
We are getting close to the point when the Plan will be approved so it is
important that any deficiencies are eliminated at this time.
At the same time, 10 A.M, in the Council’s hearing room on the 14th
floor of 250 Broadway (right across from City Hall) , the Council’s Committee
on Transportation will listen to testimony regarding legislation, I have
introduced, Intro 250, This bill would, in effect, allow any police officer to
stop trucks in residential areas.
Trucks, under the legislation, would be supplied with color-coded maps
depicting legal trucking routes, as well as truck routing sheets recording the
point of origin and destination for each truck trip. Drivers without these
documents would be fined and officers could also give summonses to drivers found
outside their designated route.
The recent survey, conducted by the City’s Department of
Transportation, demonstrated that trucks are using residential areas as
shortcuts, threatening the safety of pedestrians and causing damage to our
homes. This legislation would be a legal weapon against such illegal truck
traffic in our communities.
With best regards, I am