- Cutting down trees and shrubs that act as a buffer zone to reduce train noise and clean our air. They have also been known to cut down vegetation on City property.
- They hire contractors who use noxious chemicals to kill the vegetation which can cause health concerns for residents. These chemicals are also killing wildlife including feral cats who have been keeping the rodent population under control.
- The lack of vegetation is not only causing the embankments to erode, but allows water from heavy rain to flood our homes because there's no vegetation to absorb the water.
- The MTA makes no effort to clean the graffiti that covers their bridges, etc.
We are urging folks to take a minute to either call or email their elected official. Since many of us who are affected reside in Senator Gianairis' district, his staff said they will direct anyone outside the district to the Senator in their respective district.
This issue is not only affecting our quality of life, it's affecting property values.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association