NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron, who has led an effort to allow public comment at Battery Park City Authority Board meetings, along with Congressmember Nadler, Assemblymembers Glick and Cancel, Borough President Brewer, Councilmember Chin, and Assembly nominee Niou and the community, applauded the Authority’s decision to allow direct public comment:
“For months I’ve worked with community members and colleagues on a simple request: to allow the community to publicly comment directly on public issues that directly affect the Battery Park City community. Today, the Battery Park City Authority Board unanimously agreed to allow direct public comment, and release board meeting agendas in advance -- instituting our request.
“This is a huge step for community voices in Battery Park City, and I sincerely thank Chair Mehiel, President Hyman, and the full Authority Board.
“Now we must pass my legislation with Assemblymember Glick to require a community majority on the Authority Board to impact the Governor’s appointment decisions. Thank you to the Battery Park City community, Community Board 1, ‘Democracy4BPC,’ Congressmember Nadler, Assemblymembers Glick and Cancel, Borough President Brewer, Councilmember Chin, and Assembly nominee Niou.”