Upcoming LPC Hearing Details
Late Friday the Landmarks Preservation Commission announced that they do not expect to begin taking testimony from the public at Tuesday’s hearing on the Rudin/St. Vincent’s proposal until about 1:30 pm, because the opening presentation by St. Vincent’s and Rudin of their proposal is expected to take 3 HOURS, after which the Commission will take a 1 hour lunch break. This may affect your plans in terms of when you want to arrive at the hearing.
The hearing still begins at 9:30 am with speaker sign-in starting at 9; if you can make it that early, we still encourage you to do so. It will be very helpful for us to have a strong presence throughout the hearing, and the earlier you sign in, the earlier you get called to speak. We believe the hearing will likely go well into the afternoon, and possibly later.
Since not everyone can take all or most of the day off, you may want to come at 1 pm or later, after the public testimony has begun. We understand that no matter how late you arrive, if the hearing is still going, you can sign up to speak. You can also sign up to speak and come back later, closer to when you believe you will be called.
Even if you cannot stay long enough to be called to speak, we still strongly urge you to come, EVEN IF ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Your presence will be important because:
- You can submit written copies of your testimony to the Commission even if you don’t speak
- You can sign a speaker’s card indicating “opposed” or “in support,” and therefore your position is noted even if you can’t wait until you are called to testify
- You can wear a sticker GVSHP will provide indicating your objections to the proposal; it’s important that the Commission, the media, and elected officials see how many people share these concerns
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us; we will do everything we can to help ensure that your voice is heard in this critically important process.