I was shocked today to find out that Grover Cleveland Park in Ridgewood is represented by State Senator Mike Gianaris from Astoria. How did this happen? Most of the people who use this park are from State Senator Joseph Addabbo's district.
If you live in Astoria you are going to make sure they are taken care of first before a park in Ridgewood which none of your constituents use. Now I know why this park does not have the same events that other parks in the city do. The representative in the State Senate could care less about it.
We really need to redistrict this whole area. Get rid of representatives who don't even live in this area or have constituents in this area. The districts do not make sense.
I live in Maspeth, which is represented by three different Congressional Districts. Why is that? No wonder nothing gets done here because you have so many hands in the pot.
We need to have each neighborhood represented by the same elected officials as their neighbors. The way we have it now my elementary school is in a different Congressional District then me one we only are one block away from each other in Maspeth. My neighborhood park five blocks away has a different State Senator than the people who mostly use it.
Until something is done about redistricting, nothing is going to change around here.