The board has maintained that it cannot take a position on the amphitheater project because it is not subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). However, Reich said CB13 could and should send a letter to Markowitz reiterating the community’s opposition to the project.
For publicly speaking out against the plan, Reich said, “I was assigned to the board by Marty Markowitz. I’ll never be appointed to the community board again. This will be the last time.”
Markowitz’s rep offered a “no comment” when asked to respond to Reich’s statement.
Speakers claimed that many CB13 members oppose the amphitheater project but are afraid to say so for fear that local elected officials will not reappoint them to the board.
“Show us you are here to represent us and don’t just worry about yourselves and your jobs,” said Lori Silverman.
And then a follow up:
The “as-of-right” plan to construct a new $64 million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Park on Sea Breeze Avenue might require community input after all, this paper has learned.
Here's a flier distributed by the opposition.