SERVE ROCKLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION
The Future of our Towns, Villages, County and Nation is at Stake
SERVE ROCKLAND -- IT NEEDS YOUR HELP
SRCA's goal is to help preserve our county and our democracy.
Is hyper-partisanship, ideological fanaticism or religious extremism consistent with core American values and the Founders' vision for our democracy? We think not.
The above question needs debate. Help SRCA do so. Write a Blog Post. Help organized a Zoom program. These vital issues need non-partisan, non-sectarian discussion by all concerned citizens and our elected representatives.
Mike Diederich's position on various issues.
Mike's position papers and essays on various issues are found on the pages below, often as a "work in progress," to be revised following discussion, debate and further fact-finding.
Position papers and Blog posts will serve as a starting point for addressing issues of concern.
Thoughtful writings on topics of interest to concerned readers.
Mike, and other interested citizens, will post thoughtful writings on topics of interest to concerned readers.
Blog posts are another way of raising, and discussing, vital subjects. The Blog posts can then be shared on social media, such as Facebook.
ROCKLAND & HUDSON VALLEY NEWS
Keeping Rocklanders and Stony Pointers informed
Local and other news stories that may interest SRCA readers.
You may need to subscribe to the news service, and SRCA respects copyright protection and the need for journalists to be paid for professional work.
SRCA will avoid "fake news" by using only reputable news sources (e.g., the Journal News, RC Business Journal, The Economist, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other sources that the readers may suggest).
TOWN OF STONY POINT --
TARGET FOR AN ULTRAORTHODOX TAKEOVER?
Available Land -- Regional Housing Demand
It’s the "Law of Supply and Demand"
If the Town of Stony Point makes large parcels of land available to the private sector, it is likely only a matter of time before such land becomes high density residential housing and perhaps religious educational uses such as a rabbinical college.
It's the Law of Supply and Demand. Money and the political power of the Bloc vote will insure that Hasidic housing and religious needs are met in the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area.
Stony Point will become a perfect target for a Hasidic takeover if Patriot Hills Golf Course and Camp Bullowa become available for private land use development without constraints on resale. These properties must be safeguarded for the townspeople and the town's future.
The Stony Point Chapter of the SRCA will address Stony Point and North Rockland issues.
PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAMS AND SPEAKERS
Civil Discussion and Debate
SRCA will attempt to host zoom and other meetings to publicly discuss the issues in a frank and civil manner, hopefully with subject matter experts and speakers with differing points of view.
Attorney Mike Diederich is organizing this association to address--in a civil, rational, non-partisan and unbiased manner--the serious issues facing Rockland County and the Hudson Valley relating to political hyper-partisanship, ideological fanaticism and religious ultra-orthodoxy, including by the nearby Satmar Hasidic sect located in Kiryas Joel. The SRCA will discuss what religious ultra-orthodoxy may mean for local land use, the larger body politic, and the core values of American democracy.
SERVE ROCKLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Get in touch with Serve Rockland Civic Association to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
c/o Diederich Law Office, 361 Route 210, Stony Point, NY 10980