Survey reveals crime and taxes as top concerns in Senator Addabbo’s district

Senator Addabbo reads the many constituent questionnaires that have come to his offices.
Senator Joseph Addabbo reading the results of the questionnaire given to his constituents
Office of Joseph Addabbo

According to a recent quality of life survey conducted in late 2023, constituents in Senator Joseph Addabbo’s district have identified crime and taxes as their most pressing concerns.

The survey, which garnered responses from residents across neighborhoods including Forest Hills, Glendale, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven, highlighted crime as the paramount issue across these areas.

Following closely, taxes emerged as a significant concern for residents. Meanwhile, the economy and education ranked as the next most critical issues in Woodhaven, with education also taking precedence in Rego Park.

Addabbo emphasized the importance of community feedback in shaping his agenda and addressing the needs of his constituents.

“Receiving input from my constituents is invaluable in guiding my efforts and priorities.  The overwhelming participation in this survey demonstrates our community’s commitment to engaging in the democratic process, sharing their insights and goals to enhance our district collectively,” said Addabbo.

The survey also uncovered a diverse range of secondary concerns, including the economy, transportation, senior services, local education, environmental issues, and housing, underscoring the multifaceted challenges facing the district.

A detailed breakdown of the survey data by neighborhood will be accessible on Senator Addabbo’s Senate website. Additionally, informative flyers summarizing the findings will be distributed at his office locations and shared at community meetings throughout the district for widespread availability.