A Rotten Smell in Ronkonkoma
Enough with the Hype - Just Make Rentals Affordable

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Housing
The fact is, we need 41,429 affordable units to meet the ever-growing demand. A policy solution can’t be wrapped in a feel good online presentation, helmed by the developers and housing advocates.

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Environment
On Long Island, it's been said that our environment is our economy, and our economy is the environment. The linkage between land use and water quality is very strong.

Long Island's

Economy
Long Island needs to start diversifying its regional economy if we’re going to shake off the shackles of the recession, and create a region for future generations to grow.
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    • Something Smells Rotten at the Ronkonkoma Hub

      The following was originally published on the Long Island Press on February 9, 2016. You can read the original here. Long Islanders may have to wait just a little longer if they were expecting transformative growth at the Ronkonkoma Hub. The reason for the delay? Sewering—and the disingenuous attempts of...
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    • Enough With the Hype – Just Make Rental Apartments Available and Affordable

      The following was written for the Long Island Press, published on January 29, 2016. You can read the original here. The piece was also translated into Spanish by La Tribuna USA. You can read the translated text here. Long Island’s housing options are woefully inadequate, yet we’re doing little to...
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    • Cuomo Has Great Big Plans For New York But Actions Must Speak Louder Than His Words

      The following appeared in the Long Island Press on January 19, 2016. You can read the original here. A third track for the LIRR, a deepwater port for Shoreham, a refurbished Penn Station, a new Jacob Javits Convention Center, an international customs station at MacArthur Airport, and a serious study...
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    • Letter to the Editor: Lack of Details Can Delay Big Projects Newsday 1/17/16

      The following was published in Newsday on January 17, 2016 as a Letter to the Editor. You can read the original online version here, or in the print edition on page A35. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan for a large-scale investment in Long Island’s infrastructure is both refreshing and ambitious. However,...
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    • Public Comment on NEC Future Proposal for Long Island

      The following is the public comment that was submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration regarding the NEC Future project. The comment was submitted on January 12, 2016 in Mineola.  January 12, 2016 To Officials within the Federal Railroad Administration: My name is Richard Murdocco, and I am commenting regarding the...
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I am a Long Islander who shares my passion with the rest of the Island.

The goal of my writing is to put both my education and experience in land use to work. I feel that Long Island’s residents are the most important resource this region has. Long Island has complex challenges that unfortunately, have been the status quo for decades.

In 2010, I set out to create a public resource for information on Long Island’s land use issues, available to all who are interested. The Foggiest Idea was created to provide simple, easily approachable insights to Long Island’s complex issues.

 

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