Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bronx Terminal Market Hearing / Rally

The City Council will be holding its first hearing on the Bronx Terminal Market redevelopment this Monday the 23rd at 9:30 a.m. The public meeting - being held under the aegis of the Zoning and Franchises subcommittee of Land Use - will be the Council's first examination of Related's Gateway Mall proposal. We encourage you to attend and to contact these subcommittee members with your concerns:

Avella, Dilan, Felder, Gioia, Jackson, Katz, McMahan, Rivera, Seabrook, Sears, Vann

After the hearing at 12:30 p.m. we will be holding a Labor/Merchant/Community press conference that will emphasize the following themes:

1) Labor – Unless there is a written guarantee that the Gateway Development doesn’t include a BJ’s or Wal-Mart the project should be voted down

2) Merchants – Unless there is a viable relocation plan in place for the current Bronx Terminal Market wholesalers the project should be voted down

3) Community – Unless there is a true Community Benefits Agreement negotiated (not one solely crafted by the Borough President) the project should be voted down
A full press release will be posted when ready.