I just came from a Community Board 14 meeting with the Parks Department. The Parks Department, without community involvement, has unilaterally decided to to build permanent bathrooms at the concession stands in Rockaway.
They are excluding the people of Rockaway in the decision making. We must not let the mayor force us to accept plans we did not chose or accept or decide. This is so un-American. This is so wrong.
The mayor and city are forcing us to accept their plans without our consent. They did not listen when we begged for sand, jetties and bay walls. Now they won't listen to us in our recovery and rebuilding phase. They are excluding us again.
We must get organized. Join Friends of Rockaway Beach. Write letters to elected officials. Go to protest, rallies, meetings. Join your civic association. Get involved. Don't give up.
United we stand, divided we drown!