Community Planning and Rezoning Issues, with UPROSE, Damaris Reyes, Cheryl Pahaham, and City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso

What traction have communities gained in local land use decision-making? These will be discussed as well as successes on a local and state level. Discussion will include how communities resist, and how local initiatives and victories can be woven together to benefit local communities despite federal policies.
Community leaders and activists will discuss several controversial rezoning proposals for the neighborhoods of:
Sunset Park (UPROSE speaker)
Lower East Side (Damaris Reyes, GOLES)
Inwood (Cheryl Pahaham, co-Chair of Inwood Legal Action and member of Northern Manhattan Is Not For Sale); and City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, who will discuss the Bushwick re-zoning and proposals to overhaul citizen participation and environmental impact rules, as well as the impact of proposed federal changes to environmental rules, community reinvestment
requirements, and fair housing efforts.

Organized by Ron Shiffman and Eddie Bautista

Pratt Manhattan Campus Room 213