Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz’s letter to the Army Corps of Engineers proved to be fruitful. The deadline to comment on the Army Corps storm resiliency plan for our shores has been extended to December 2, according to Cymbrowitz’s office.
The new deadline fell sort of the one Cymbrowitz originally suggested — December 31, be he is still happy with the result.
“[The new deadline would] at least give civic groups and residents more time to formulate their thoughts about a project that will permanently change our communities,” said Cymbrowitz.
Cymbrowitz and other pols penned the letter to Colonel David A. Caldwell, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Commander, stating the November 17 deadline was insufficient time for residents and civic groups to fully grasp the major project and provide insightful thoughts.
The project in question is the Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Draft Reformulation Plan, and its objective is to enhance storm resiliency efforts on the shorefront areas that were blasted by Superstorm Sandy.