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10/2/14 CROTON UNITED, ROSEANN SCHUYLER'S LETTER TO THE GAZETTE
To the Editor:
Trustee Ann Gallelli’s letter in the
Gazette last week was a marvel of pretense. What Ms. Gallelli says in
her letter is not technically incorrect. However, it is what Ms.
Gallelli leaves out of her letter that is troubling.
Gallelli announced in her letter that the court-appointed monitor of the
Westchester County housing settlement has, in his September 8, 2014
report, taken a “fresh look” at the village’s zoning code and has
“concluded” that our village’s policies reflect our commitment to
What Ms. Gallelli failed to explain was that
the monitor’s September 8, 2014 report discussed only the monitor’s
more recent analysis of impediments to fair housing in Westchester,
which was conducted using a legal standard known as the “Huntington”
standard. The monitor’s report named several Westchester communities
whose zoning codes either perpetuated segregation or had a disparate
impact on minorities. Thankfully, our village was not on that list.
in stating that the monitor had taken a “fresh” look, Ms. Gallelli
implied that this more recent report has somehow absolved Croton on
Hudson of the monitor’s earlier conclusion, reached after applying a
legal standard known as the “Berenson” standard, of having exclusionary
zoning because of barriers erected in village code against affordable
housing development. Croton on Hudson’s shameful inclusion on the
earlier “Berenson” list was a direct result of the current
administration’s reckless redrafting of the Harmon rezoning law. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-roseann-schuylers-letter-to-the-editor-oct-2-2014/354568408033530
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