NYS State wants NYC to use design-build

NYS State wants NYC to use design-build

Governor’s Cuomos office has advised the City of NY to try and institute Design /Build on its Capital Projects.

This has proven to be a cost effective time saving process as proven by recent State Capital project, especially the construction of the new Tappen Zee (Mario Cuomo) and Kosciuszko Bridges.

OANA has previously endorsed this position.

However the city has attempted to utilize this procedure in the past, but the State legislature has blocked it.

So we call upon Governor Cuomo, Mayor DiBlasio and the NYC Council to work hand in hand to convince our legislature to institute this needed reform for the good of both NYC and NYS.

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Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.