Saturday, January 05, 2008

Sen. Kruger to Bus in (Paid?) Protestors to Coney Meeting

Coney Island USA's David Gratt is spreading the word that State Sen. Karl Kruger, who used his campaign funds to bus in people that shut down the first public information session about the Coney Island plan, is planning an encore. He will be bring protestors to the new sessions, the first of which is on Monday at 6:30. Here is what Mr. Gratt writes:
I have been informed that Sen. Kruger and his merry band of yellow-capped seniors will once again be bussed in to the Coney Island information sessions.

If anyone is remotely interested in speaking, for or against the proposal, please come. It's important that the authentic voice of the community chime in as well as people from outside the community.

Anyone wishing to speak will be asked to sign up at the registration table on the way in. Please keep statements to 3 minutes or under; it's a drag to be cut off. I have to trim my own testimony.

Again, the Lincoln High School (2800 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn) sessions are:

Monday, January 7, 2008 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

and a daytime session at Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn ) will be held:

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

And please remember that these are *information* sessions...they are not part of the official public approval process. If you don't get a chance to speak, you can submit testimony in writing to the CIDC or sign up to speak at the public hearing, or submit written testimony as part of the ULURP process. See everyone next week!
The Save Coney Island group has also issued a call to its supporters to show up--in costume, if possible. Sounds like another free-for-all in the works.

[Photo courtesy of dnblg1/flckr]

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