Dear YW Editor, Below is an actual letter published in the online version of The Journal News today. (The bold and underlines are my edits.) Could it be any more clear… that some people want Rockland to be free of Jews?
Rapid Ramapo Building Must Stop
The town of Ramapo and all its constituents seem to be letting the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) get out of hand. Has anyone ever sat on Route 59 on a Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. or later? Well maybe you should start. You cannot move going westbound towards Monsey or north on Route 306. The school bus and car traffic is an abnormally high volume. Try getting anywhere on a Friday as well. If this overbuilding does not stop, Rockland County will soon be overcrowded with multi-family homes as seen along 306 and also many other places. As I travel these roads everyday, it is starting to look like New York City outskirts such as Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and so on. This was once a beautiful place to come to live. Now it is being overrun with religious schools and student housing on the property. Why do they not build parks on these properties so their children can play during school breaks? Put recreation on the property as well. Bottom line is, the overcrowding and population explosion in Ramapo has to stop. Build more homes that have beautiful property to enjoy, or leave the untouched land alone and keep Rockland/Ramapo beautiful. No more synagogues / student housing in Ramapo. The taxes are high enough now, imagine more homes and schools that are tax-exempt status. Guess who foots the bills for all the services provided. You guessed it, we the real taxpayers do.