[NYCkayaker] Bill to amend the Hudson River Park Act Introduced June 18, 2013

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Wed Jun 19 11:42:18 EDT 2013


They should just cut to the quick actually and really hust dissolve the Trust and fire all those guys already.

On Jun 19, 2013, at 11:19 AM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> As many of you know, Hudson River Park on Manhattan's west side has been
> struggling to fund its operation.  Attempts have been made to find
> operators for large spaces designated for development but the future pier
> 40 and other major properties remain unresolved.  After countless months of
> work by elected officials, park staff, community groups, coalitions like
> the pier 40 task force (which includes members of adjacent community
> boards, etc), a bill was introduced last night to amend the Park Act to
> address some of the issues that many believe have been standing in the way
> of progress.
> 
> I thought some in the boating community would be interested, not just
> because we will ultimately have 4 boathouses in the park, but also because
> this may effect the way future waterfront parks are legislated and financed.
> 
> From Madelyn Wils, President of the Hudson River Park Trust:
> "Last night the Assembly and Senate each introduced a bill to amend the
> Hudson River Park enabling legislation in line with many items discussed
> and introduced by the Task Force over the last year and a half.  Although
> it doesn’t represent all of the issues debated during the many hours and
> days that we spent together, it provides many significant and important
> additional rights, plus some language clarifications that will allow us to
> improve our bottom line and help support the park‘s viability into the
> future.  "
> 
> The bill and a summary of its provisions can be seen at
> www.nycwatertrail.org/news.html
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