Friday, January 31, 2014

Melinda wants LPC decisions to be time-limited

From Crain's:

In their first joint public appearance, the city's five borough presidents—four of them new to their office this month—laid out their visions for development of their domains at a forum Tuesday hosted by Crain's. Borough presidents play an advisory but influential role in the land use review process, giving them the potential to spur, shape and sometimes kill projects.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz called for a "real process" with more public input for planned developments at Flushing Meadow Park and Willets Point, and a "more finite" plan. "I think we need to take a little step back," she said. Ms. Katz, the former chair of the City Council's Land Use Committee, also is pushing for better transportation to the Rockaways.

The five borough presidents offered differing views on the creation of historic districts by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Ms. Katz offered another criticism of the process, saying proposals for historic districts linger for extended periods of time without being voted on, causing land to sit undeveloped. She once sponsored a bill setting a time limit for such proposals, and called for such a measure to be introduced again.


Anonymous said...

Hasn't this woman been shamed enough? Isn't it time for her to conclude her political career?

Why do MK and MMV constantly get a free pass for their unacceptable behavior?

People in the real world get fired!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Poster #1

I have not the foggiest idea on what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

She is running toward the middle to prepare for a run at de Blasio in 2017.

Anonymous said...

Queens Crap has a number of stories that you are supposed to already know: Katz is entirely a creature of the disgraced and imprisoned Alan Hevasi. She was nothing until that hook-up. You are free to speculate on whether the relationship was intimate. Katz hooked-up with Curtis Sliwa and that ended his third marriage. It's rude to ask if they will be married or even if they ever had or will ever have natural sexual intercourse.

Snake Plissskin said...

Considering that our previous political leadership in Queens has royally f*cked us for decades - which is the real issue - I don't give two sh*ts about with whom or how one person f*cks.

Anonymous said...

Her strategy is sound.

Being fiscally prudent and socially responsible will make her a prime candidate to replace the current mayor in four years.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:

conclude her career? she just won her first term in a new position!

whatever she's done that's unacceptable, and I'm not arguing with you there, should the LPC really let applications linger as long as it does?

Anon 4:

the voicemails reported by the dailies seemed to indicate they've done it the old-fashioned way.

Anonymous said...

Key Words here "Hosted By Crains" a publication Beloved by developers.
We're fucked