Brooklyn, NY +Simcha Felder: I Voted For Congestion, With Conditions For Volunteers+
Brooklyn, NY â€“ Hundreds in the volunteerâ€™s community have expressed their discontent to Council member Simcha Felder [D- Brooklyn] for voting YES on Congestion Pricing. Organizations such as Hatzolah, Chassed, Chavirim, and countless others have raised their concern how this will terribly affect them, as they do 1000â€™s of trips a year from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
VIN News reached out to Council member Felder to express this concern, and for him to clarifiy his stand.
Councilman member Felder told us the following:
“The congestion pricing program is not going into effect tomorrow, and details are still being worked out”. “I am committed to making sure the volunteer organizations that do such important work in the community are not being forgottenâ€ť Said Felder.
He continued to tell us “I have an agreement with Mayor Bloomberg and his administration, that one of my conditions of voting in favor of the congestion pricing program, is to ensure that adequate accommodations will be made for volunteer organizationsâ€ť.
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