Monday, November 07, 2005

Good news

At tonight's Community Board 4 Housing and Land Use Subcommittee a resolution was unanimously passed to deny the Yankee Stadium Plan as it is currently proposed (ie, in our parks!).

2 Comments:

At 1:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few questions:

1. Is this resolution one that was proposed or based on ideas promoted by Save Our Parks!?

2. Will there be an alternative proposal for Yankee Stadium to be considered by the board?

3. Will the general meeting on the 22nd go ahead as scheduled?

4. Could this still be considered by the Borough President regardless of what happens now?

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Lukas said...

I believe I can help answer your questions. The resolution is just a recommendation to the larger board (Community Board 4) to reject the proposal. The full board will take a vote on the 22nd as to whether or not to agree with what the Land Use and Housing Committee has stated. So stay tuned to the meeting on the 22nd to see the final outcome.

Whether the Board votes "yes" or "no", the vote is merely an advisory vote - but an important one that should be listened to. The Borough President could still go ahead and say "ok" to the project over the Board's recommendation. The matter would then go to the Planning Commission...and they could say "ok" to the project even if the Board and the Borough President say no. Basically, the Community Board vote is just one of many layers of approvals that need to be obtained for the project. However, a "no" vote at the Community Board level will not stop the project, nor will it force the Yankees to adopt an alternative proposal. BUT...it would set dissent of the local community in motion, which is important.

 

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