Holden weighs in on congestion pricing

Councilman Bob Holden has some thoughts about the proposed congestion pricing proposal to charge drivers $11.52 and trucks $25.43 for entering Manhattan south of 60th Street.

In a Twitter statement, Holden called the plan “troubling” for someone who represents taxpayers, commuters and business owners who already pay high taxes.

“While reducing traffic and fixing our crumbling transit infrastructure is a significant priority, burdening residents in areas with inadequate bus and subway service is unacceptable,” Holden says. “It’s time to reassess how money is spent by New York State and the MTA, rather than merely adding a tax on the middle class to raise revenues.

Holden then proposed to add an exemption o this plan for those who live in the five boroughs, and instead apply the fee to those living outside the city.

“My office will evaluate the details of the plan and will work to ensure that is does not negatively impact the residents of Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodhaven and Woodside,” he said.

2017 Cop of the Year Award Dinner

Join the 104th Precinct Community Council on January 25, 2018 at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth to celebrate the 2017 Cop of the Year.

The award goes to Police Officer Charles Sadler, a very familiar and friendly face for all residents in the 104th Precinct.

The dinner will also celebrate the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council as its community partner of the year.

To purchase tickets, email lsantoro@104pcc.org!