“Comprehensive Planning” bill Press Conference Tues, 3/16/21

Press Conference: CityWide People’s Land Use Alliance is appalled by Speaker Johnson’s misrepresentations regarding his “Comprehensive Planning” bill
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 16th, 12 pm (rain or shine)
Where: Outside City Hall on the east side across from One Centre Street
Media Contact: Kirsten Theodos – kirstentheodos@gmail.com

A citywide group of over 30 community organizations is hosting a press conference featuring nine speakers. This press conference is to oppose Speaker Johnson’s “comprehensive planning” bill – Intro 2186 – and call out his misrepresenting the facts at the Committee on Governmental Operations hearing on February 23rd.

We acknowledge that comprehensive planning is essential but it should be community driven from bottom up, not the other way around.

Speakers will include:
The Movement to Protect the People – Alicia Boyd
Paul DiBenedetto – CB 11 Queens
Inwood Legal Action – Philip Simpson
Voice of Gowanus – Nora Almeida
Little Italy Neighbors Association (LINA) – Sante Scardillo
Arthur Schwartz – New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN)
Rene Hill – CB 12 Queens
Austin Shafran – Bayside resident
Paul Graziano – Urban Planning Consultant

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