The City Council voted to approve the Willets Point redevelopment plan 42 votes to 2, aided by critical Council member Hiram Monserrate's support. NY1 reports that while many Council members and Mayor Bloomberg are happy (Bloomberg said, "For nearly half a century, Willets Point has been an environmentally-degraded area in the heart of Queens, but today, it finally has a brighter future"), some business owners are against the plan--Bono Sawdust Supply Company's Jake Bono said, "There's 70 landowners out here and 250 businesses that the City didn't even talk to and that it's property is not for sale and is not going anywhere. So they made a deal with Monserrate and all these other parties but we still own the land and we're not for sale and we're not going anywhere."