Monday, April 27, 2009

Community Board 12 General Meeting, April 28th (tomorrow night!), 7:00pm.

Once again at the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, on St. Nicholas Avenue, between 167th & 168th St. Just walk in from St. Nicholas, and the auditorium is on your left.

The resolution in support of the Parks Department's plan to renovate Fort Washington Park, substantially increasing the amount of paved surface, and diminishing green space, will almost certainly be voted on by the community board tomorrow night. Members of the public can't vote on the resolution, but they can exercise significant influence on the community board members by showing up and making their opinions known.

There will be a sign-up sheet (not to be confused with the overall attendance sheet) where people can sign up to speak for three minutes. Everyone is encouraged to do this.

However things turn out tomorrow night, we are not done. But tomorrow night may quite well be the last time that a large turnout of concerned citizens can have any serious impact on the parks plan. Please make every effort to attend, and to bring other concerned people with you. The longer you wait to speak up, the less impact your voice will have. Tomorrow night, you'll have a chance to add your voice to many others--don't let it slip away.

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