(PHOTO: If the City of Rye is not vigilant, this will be your new front lawn, spewing with 80,000 cars and trucks from Long Island each day.)
In a follow-up to local Rye pols commenting on the proposed Cuomo Tunnel, MyRye.com heard from County Legislator and Rye Resident Catherine Parker, who in a joint statement with follow legislators reports being "open minded" on the tunnel idea, but opposed to the specific RFP put out by New York State.
The statement also says "There needs to be much more review and due diligence conducted by all interested and affected parties before New York State starts reviewing any bids to build this tunnel."
The tunnel is a topic on the Rye City Council agenda for Wednesday night.
You can read the full statement below.
(PHOTO: Parker was endorse by Cuomo as a "smart, focused" leader last November.)
Statement from Westchester Sound Shore Legislators, Maisano, Parker & Barr on Proposed Long Island to Westchester Tunnel
"As the Westchester County Legislators that represent the districts on the Sound Shore, we remain open minded on the proposed tunnel from Long Island to Westchester under the Long Island Sound (see Newsday article: https://www.newsday.com/business/sound-tunnel-cuomo-oyster-bay-westchester-1.16369235), but we are opposed to a Request for Proposals (RFP) being done by New York State, based only on its own study, without any input at all from Westchester's elected officials, municipalities, community and environmental groups and residents. There needs to be much more review and due diligence conducted by
all interested and affected parties before New York State starts reviewing any bids to build this tunnel.
We will push for more transparency and an open and objective review process. The communities we represent need more information about this proposed tunnel, and therefore, we will reach out to our colleagues in the New York State government to offer our assistance in setting up the necessary review meetings here in Westchester County."