The lack of organized opposition has made the Lighthouse unique among major building projects on Long Island (Blogger's Note: I am not saying nobody is opposed to the project, I am saying that there are no organizations formed for the purpose of opposing the project). This is largely due to the over 150 community meetings that personnel from the Lighthouse have conducted with community associations all over Long Island. They have taken the time to share details about the project and listen to concerns from citizens. This has kept the lines of communication, and I firmly believe this inclusiveness has made organizations and community leaders more receptive to the project.
Now, it's your turn. The Lighthouse has announced that on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 PM, they will be holding a public meeting about the project at the Long Island Marriott (across from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale). This is a golden opportunity for citizens to come, ask questions of key decision-makers, and get educated on the project (which is the main goal we advocate here at Let There Be Light(house)).
Currently, the following people are among those expected to attend:
- Charles Wang
- Scott Rechler
- Tom Suozzi
- Nassau Legislators
- Town of Hempstead Board Members
This is a golden opportunity to show politicians and elected leaders that there is a broad base of support for the Lighthouse Project. I hope you can all make it and bring at least one person who either supports the project or who needs more education on the matter. This is one of the precious few chances we have to show up in numbers in front of elected officials, and we should not take that opportunity lightly. If it's at all possible, please try to attend.
Check the Lighthouse site for details on the event.
More on this as more information becomes available...In the meantime, I welcome your thoughts in the comments section, and I hope you will all be able to come and bring both supporters and skeptics with you. As always, don't forget to sign the petition and pass it on. I welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.