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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Assemblyman Jeffries, Clarifying His Position on Atlantic Yards, Says He Remains "Highly Critical"

Earlier today we pointed to a letter Assemblyman Jeffries, Senator Sampson, and Assemblyman Perry sent to Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov, which in part seemed to contradict recent and past statements by Mr. Jeffries.

On his Atlantic Yards Report, Norman Oder tried to get some clarity from the Assemblyman:

An update from Jeffries: "I remain highly critical" of Atlantic Yards

Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, the subject of criticism for signing a letter with a very positive posture toward Atlantic Yards, has issued the following statement backing away from the tone of the letter:

"My colleagues in the legislature, including Sen. John Sampson, the leader of the democratic majority of the New York State Senate, requested a meeting with the principal developer of the proposed Atlantic Yards project, and invited me to participate. I remain highly critical of the project and the direction it has taken in recent years. I continue to believe that the extraordinary measure of eminent domain should not be used for the purpose of building a basketball arena."

So I'm guessing he didn't write the letter he signed along with Sampson and Assemblyman Nick Perry. The question, which I've asked him (stay tuned) and which I suspect will be raised at tomorrow's PHNDC meeting, is why he signed it. Perhaps he wasn't given the opportunity to weigh in on editing?

Jeffries added, in response to my question, "Yes, I did not draft the letter, and to the extent there is any additional uncertainty about my views toward the project, I would of course be delighted to address the issue at tomorrow's town hall meeting."



Posted: 10.21.09
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