|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||22 Jun 2007 16:06:44 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Uncertain fate" for NY School Leasing Bill|
Toxic school bill's fate uncertain by patrick arden metro new york JUNE 22, 2007QUEENS. The Bloomberg administration lobbied hard in Albany this week to stop a state bill that would have enlarged the City Council's role in approving new school sites.
But despite the administration's opposition, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott will join Speaker Christine Quinn today to celebrate the Council's recent approval of a new Gateway High School. That project grew out of talks between the administration and the Council after controversy arose over the school's location at the polluted former Queens County morgue. Negotiations in the Council resulted in the city agreeing to a stricter cleanup and monitoring scheme for the toxic land. Today's event describes their final pact as "an overwhelming victory for the community, the Council, [and] the Administration."
... For the entire article, see http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Toxic_school_bills_fate_uncertain/9098.html -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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