Brooklyn Eagle Excerpt -
Demonstration by Coney For All Coalition Set Tuesday at 250 Broadway
By Linda Collins Brooklyn Daily Eagle
CONEY ISLAND — The City Council and its Land Use Committee and Zoning Subcommittee postponed their votes Monday on the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan, reportedly because members did not have all the “necessary details.”
The discussion and votes are now scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at City Hall in Manhattan. According to a source who attended Monday’s meeting, they postponed the vote, “blaming the administration for the delay and for not lining up all the necessary details in time.”
Additionally, Council Member Dominic Recchia called on Deputy Mayor Ronald Lieber to meet later Monday and finalize details before this morning’s vote, according to the source.
“Hopefully the extra day allows the city and council to address the glaring omissions in job and housing guarantees that are essential for revitalizing the community,” said Matt Ryan of New York Jobs With Justice, one of the Coney Island For All Coalition members, in response to the postponement.
The coalition, a labor and community coalition representing some 250,000 New Yorkers, is planning a rally at 10 a.m. prior to the scheduled voting across from City Hall in front of 250 Broadway.
Their goal is to ensure the Coney Island plan creates the good jobs, affordable housing, amusements and infrastructure the community needs.
Other coalition members include ACORN, New York Hotel Trades Council, Pratt Center for Community Development, 32BJ SEIU, RWDSU and UFCW.