Airport Garage Closing disturbs airport employee.
Correspondent writes County Executive Andy Spano this letter and shares
it with WPCNR
Dear Mr. Spano:
Speaking as a private citizen rather than as a member
of the HPN airport community, I have several concerns as to your proposed
closure of the airport parking garage. As a father and a parent I as much
as anyone else understand the need to preserve the tranquility and peace
of the home. Having been an urban dweller for much of my adult life
I have first hand knowledge of the stress and turmoil this life style
embodies. I also know that a great number of people (the airport
workers and passengers alike) see the airport as their main venue for
pursuing a livelihood and as an escape point from which to embark on a
pleasure trip to strengthen the individual soul and fabric of the family.
I believe your proposed garage limits will adversely effect those
seeking to fulfill their work obligations and those who use HPN as a portal
for family trips.
I am sure that I know who in county government speaks
for the hundreds of airport neighbors. I also know that between
0559 and 0630 an excess of fifty-thousand citizens and their guests on
an annual basis choose to use the facilities of HPN to pursue their work
and play. The question I have is who in county government speaks
for those thousands who spend their time quietly contributing to the richness,
wealth, and growth of Westchester County while what I believe is a smaller
number vociferously voice their desire to keep those people from their
responsibilities and desires. I hope you consider these words before
implementing your ban.
Gary J. Hennessey
Mr. Hennessey reports to WPCNR that "so far" he has received
no response from County Executive Spano. Hennessey estimates 5% of airport
passengers will be affected by the recently enacted Airport Garage closing
between midnight and six A.M.