Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) sent a letter to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) requesting that they provide an update on the status of a proposed Rockaway customer service location. In the letter, he also asked LIPA to consider expediting the opening of the new location in order to better serve Rockaway families.
“All too often, we’re faced with downed power lines and outages because of where we live,” Assemblyman Goldfeder said. “With the closest location being in Nassau County, nearly 30 minutes away, it makes it difficult and inconvenient to get a hold of the power company when we need it most. Opening a Rockaway location would solve that problem.”
LIPA has indicated for years that it intends to open an office in Rockaway to be more accessible to Rockaway families. Unfortunately, they have yet to show any real progress, Assemblyman Goldfeder noted.
“This new location would bring huge benefits to Rockaway families,” Assemblyman Goldfeder said. “By opening a location closer to our community, LIPA would be able to better serve us and we would have easier access to its facility.”
Additionally, Assemblyman Goldfeder noted that there are many senior and assisted-living facilities in Rockaway that would also benefit from this move, as they rely on LIPA to power life-saving equipment.