Friday, April 26, 2013


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As many of you know, the federal monitor for the Spano-brokered HUD housing settlement sent a letter to the 31 municipalities named in that settlement. Croton is one of these municipalities. In that letter, obtained from the village pursuant to a freedom of information request, the monitor provides examples of “restrictive zoning”, including height, lot size, limitations/prohibition on acceptance of source of income, i.e. Section 8 vouchers, limitations on the number of bedrooms, and more. The monitor also provides an analysis of the village’s zoning etc. and asks in so many words, for any corrections and such by April 18, 2013. You can see the HUD letter here: 

Provided below is a copy of the village’s response to HUD--once again obtained from the village pursuant to a freedom of information request. Click on the image.


  1. In the words of Vito Corleone to Tom Hagan in The Godfather, I didn't know until this day it was Barzini all along.

    Still think the re-zoning was about stores? Think again. Come. Stroll down memory lane. Put this link into your browser from 2008

  2. Now anyone who has been paying attention will find this response very interesting.

  3. Better to have sent nothing than this. Seems a little antagonistic.