Friday, January 9, 2009

Oversight Overdue

For too long the Dept. of Transportation has gotten away with altering streets without sufficient oversight or community input. On a frigid Saturday a week before Christmas a rally was held in front of The DOT headquarters to call for the Transportation Committee of The City Council to hold an oversight hearing with the D.O.T. to stop using communities as experimental rats in a maze.
Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and SoHo stood shoulder to shoulder in the freezing weather (a testament to how devoted communities are to this cause) to bring attention to the need for an end to free wheeling deal making with special interest groups hell bent on bull dozing through projects that are untested, unproven and unreasonable .

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