In a strongly worded letter, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz made it clear that they reject the Mayor’s site selection process for Rikers replacement jails.
Central to their concerns is the lack of local input into the selection of Mott Haven in the Bronx and Kew Gardens in Queens for prisons. They took de Blasio to task for leaving electeds and communities out of the process.
Diaz, who has advocated putting the incarceration facility closer to the Bronx courts in Concourse Village, recommended that the site selection process be started over completely.
Patch says the The City Planning Commission is scheduled to certify the Rikers replacement plan on March 25.