Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Atlantic Yards Questions for Tonight's Avella, Thompson Debate

Understanding that only one question is likely on this subject, here are a few suggested questions about the biggest proposed development still breathing (besides WTC) in NYC for tonight's NY1, Daily News, WNYC Democratic Mayoral Primary debate:

Do you support the Atlantic Yards project? Why or why not?

As Mayor would you allow mega-projects such as Atlantic Yards to bypass ULURP?

What is your position on eminent domain for the Atlantic Yards project and for "economic development" in general?

Can you critique Mayor Bloomberg's involvement with the Atlantic Yards project?

Comptroller Thompson, as comptroller have you undertaken any type of audit or cost-benefit analysis of the project?

Councilman Avella, as Zoning and Franchises Committee chair and a member of the Land Use Committee, why have you not held a hearing on Atlantic Yards even if it wasn't required? Have you tried to?  

What is your view of the role of community boards in making land use decisions? What should the role be? 


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