“Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward”

Title:  “Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward”

Subject and Purpose: 
Redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks has been delayed numerous times. Today, nearly eight years after the fact, the site stands nowhere near completion. In the meantime costs have risen dramatically, the public’s frustration mounts and victims’ families are without a Memorial. This hearing will allow the New York Senate’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions to receive testimony from the major stakeholders in order to determine where the project stands, what processes led to the current impasse, and what the best options are for moving forward.       

Senate Standing Committee on
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

Senator Bill Perkins, Chair

“Redevelopment of the World Trade Center: Time to Move Forward”

September 9, 2009 – 10:00 AM

Location – Borough of Manhattan Community College
Theatre 2
199 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007


“The World Trade Center is more than just another economic development project. It is more than just a symbol. We  suffered a tremendous blow there, and it is of paramount importance that we respond not with acts of destruction, delay, or infighting, but with cooperation, recuperation,  and progress. Families who lost loved ones, the public, and those who believe in the highest ideals of a civic society deserve nothing less. It is time to stop the bickering and move forward.”  -Senator Bill Perkins


Reply Form:  Persons who wish to testify at the September 9th hearing must RSVP by email at dserrano@senate.state.ny.us,by returning  this form to the address below, or via fax.

Daniel Serrano, Esq.
Director of Public Policy
Office of Senator Bill Perkins, Chair
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee
New York State Senate
163 West 125th Street, New York, NY  10027
Phone:  212-222-7315, Fax: 212-678-0001

Oral testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes per witness. 

Persons attending the event are asked to submit electronic copies of their testimony to serrano@senate.state.ny.us by September 4, 2009 or bring 10 paper copies of testimony to the hearing.


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