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LI officials at odds with advocates on Hochul’s housing legislation

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Legislation proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul to greatly expand housing development has drawn the ire of municipal officials on Long Island, who oppose the wide-ranging plan that housing advocates have applauded. 

Members of Long Island’s State Senate delegation were joined by several mayors and other elected officials at a press event Friday in Mineola to express their opposition to Hochul’s housing initiative, calling it an unrealistic overreach that usurps local control. 

Included in the governor’s just released 2024 state budget, the proposed legislation, which is aimed at facilitating the addition of 800,000 new homes statewide over the next 10 years, would compel towns and villages to change local zoning to accommodate increased housing density. 


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