There will be a Public Hearing for the zone change for Pascack Ridge, from R-15 to MR-12, Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00pm at Ramapo Town Hall.
Here are background statements from the CUPON community, and Micheal Miller, followed by the ROSA explanation and documents that explain the critical nature of the changes proposed by the Ramapo Supervisor and Board:
This is the most important assault on Hillcrest and surrounding communities to date. While most communities in the United States are willingly or being forced to integrate housing and most other basic human rights, our elected officials in Ramapo are aiding and abetting segregated housing, here in the middle of Hillcrest, the most diverse community in Rockland county There is nothing wrong with responsible building to enhance and renew a community. That is NOT what this is. This development, and what’s to follow, will displace practically every person of color, and those with different beliefs, in this portion of the unincorporated Town of Ramapo. Regardless of your financial, health, or social status you will not be able to rent, buy or live in these proposed housing units that the town is ready to enable development. [Read more…]