Please take note and attend this IMPORTANTPUBLIC HEARING by NY City Council on the text change application Related has submitted to gain approval for building on Ruppert Playground. Also be aware that Related does NOT have any approvals yet to build on the site. This public hearing is the start of the NYC Council process to vote on proposal from Related therefore we need to make sure that our voice is heard again, that the City should not approve this project. The NYC Council and Speaker Quinn have the power to stop this project and we have the ability to influence them to deny this application. Speaker Quinn and the Council have said over and over again in the past at our events that they want to save this open space and now is their chance to follow through on that promise.
As we have always said this is NOT a done deal and we can still stop the development. However we need to attend this meeting in force and numbers to make sure the council knows that their constituents who duly elected them do not want this project to move forward and we have sounds legal arguments for them to reject this proposal. Please find a way to attend and join me in signing up to speak in the public hearing so that all our voices can be heard.
Please attend the following NY City Council PublicHearing to continue our fight:
City Hall - Council Chambers (4,5,6 train to City Hall)
We need the City Council to hear from the community that the proposal from Related must be denied! It isVery Important to attend as it is one of the last public hearings on the matter. This community already has the least amount of active open space than any community in the city and cannot stand to lose another valuable park.
Oscar Fernandez (Campaign To SaveRuppert PlaygroundOrganizer)
"Save Our Park, Save Our Community!"