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Street Cleaning and Alternate Side Parking Old Astoria

OANA has taken a position regarding street cleaning and Alternate side Parking in Old Astoria. While we support using zoning as a tool to determine street sweeping standards, we understand there are other solutions that may alleviate an untenable situation, such as eliminating in its entirety the cleaning of streets 2 times a week on each side ( For a total of 4 times per week), and instead capping it at 1 time per week per side (Total 2 per week). This is proposed by Councilman Costas Constantinides.

Regardless of what method is used, this is an urgent quality of life issue that must be addressed asap. If we disregard issues such as cleanliness and parking, all the investment of time and money, both public and private, will amount to nothing! There is no rational reason why local residents should have to put up with the vast amount of litter we face! Especially as solutions are obvious! You can read the Street Cleaning Frequency Request here.

Avatar for Richard Khuzami

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.

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