Improving the Landmarks Preservation Commission
GVSHP has also reached out the Mayor and LPC Chair to suggest ways in which the LPC could work better with the public, improve the accessibility of information about landmarks applications and the status of landmarks complaints, make attending public hearings easier, and generally allow the public to get information and participate in the landmarks review process more easily.
Among these suggestions are posting updates to its Twitter feed about where the Commission is on its public hearing schedule (the Commission often runs hours behind or ahead of schedule at its public hearings, making it difficult for members of the public to participate in these hearings in the middle of a work day), providing images of landmarks applications on their website (currently one can only see the actual applications at a public hearing or by coming to the LPC the Friday before a public hearing), and posting the status of responses to landmarks violations complaints on their website. All could easily be done with existing technology and little burden upon the LPC. Read the entire letter here.