Thursday, June 29, 2006

Oyster Bay Says No to Avalon

It wasn't that long ago that it was almost impossible for local activists to stop development proposals. It's still difficult, but it can be done -- as the anti-Avalon people in Oyster Bay have shown.

Avalon Bay wanted a zoning change from the town so it could build high-density apartments. Yesterday the Town Supervisor, John Venditti, decided the people who thought that was a bad idea were right. From Newsday:

"There are times when it becomes self-evident that a proposed change of zoning is so widely unacceptable ... that you don't listen to it, you don't hear it, it never hears the light of day," he said.

Congratulations to Friends of the Bay and the others who persuaded him.


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