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Statement on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s withdrawal of decalendaring proposal

“I’m delighted that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided to delay implementation of its plan to drop almost 100 items from landmarks consideration.

“Everyone can agree that the LPC backlog is large and significant, but the abrupt announcement and lack of transparency by the LPC in this instance was disturbing.

“We need a proper public hearing on proposed decalendaring of items older than five years, and I will introduce such legislation in the Council shortly.” 

“What’s more, I will introduce another bill to require the LPC to construct a public, searchable database of all requests for consideration, along with any relevant documents and a status so that anyone can easily see what is under consideration.

“It’s the kind of clarity we need from every agency in city government.”

Gale A. Brewer,
Manhattan Borough President

Categories: Landmarks, Press Releases