Sen. Dan Squadron On LICH Announcement: ‘It’s Clear We’re Being Heard’

State Senator Daniel Squadron has reacted to the State University of New York’s monumental decision to withdraw the closure plan for LICH, reported earlier today on BHB. (SUNY will work on securing “sustainability” without an active closure plan on the table, creating a possible “collaborative process.”)

Squadron says:

It’s good news that SUNY is withdrawing its closure plan for LICH. Now there’s a real opportunity for a collaborative process that engages the community and local leaders on LICH’s future. We’ve been making our voices heard loud and clear: LICH is vital to Brooklyn. And it’s clear we’re being heard.

As nearly the entire Brooklyn delegation wrote last week, it’s critical that any decision on LICH’s future includes community and legislative input. I continue to urge the state to form a working group to ensure those voices are a key part of the process.

This is a positive step on SUNY’s part and I urge the state and SUNY to continue to work with us to ensure that the needs of our community and all of Brooklyn are met.

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  • Lydia M. Gordon

    That’s really good news. Thanks for all your efforts to keep LICH in the neighborhood.

  • William Spier

    This has been a complete fiasco from the minute the Board of Downstate contemplated closing LICH. If this Board ran a company, it would be called Enron.They don’t know what the heck they doing, and when State is involved, a cogent plan for both Downstate and LICH may not be in their bipolar DNA. That is why the community has to, more than ever, keep the pressure up on the State to do what they seem incapable of doing. They acted like horses asses all along and now need us to show them the pasture.

    Meanwhile, Downstate should be required to bring back the physicians and staff they pushed out of LICH

  • Ann B Chapin

    I am SO happy that it seems pressure is working so far!