NYC PLANNING COMMISSION - REZONING HEARING - AUGUST 13, 2008
Josephine Lee, speaking on behalf of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown, condemns the NYC Planning Commission for ignoring resident concerns over their proposed rezoning plan. She calls the hearing a sham as the Commission doesn't really care about the opinions of local residents.
Malcolm Lam testifies on why the Community District 3 rezoning plan is Racist.
Carmela Huang testifies on why the proposed Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) of Community District 3 fails to provide "Real" affordable housing to current residents, that it is a sham to mislead the public.
Susan Howard testifies on what the rezoning plan will actually do to Community District 3. The plan will not create affordable housing, displace small businesses, and will lead to further luxury development. She demands that the Board cease misinforming residents.
Stan Mark testifies on the flaws, failures, and shortcomings of the Department of City Planning's Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS). The DEIS draws inaccurate conclusions from their limited analysis of Community District 3 and the surrounding areas.