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Council Committees Vote on Coney Island Plan

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Coney Island redevelopment plan moves into its next phase today. The City Council's Zoning and Land Use Committees are meeting to consider amending the plan, before the full council votes on the proposal.

Matt Ryan, with the group New York Jobs with Justice, says this might be the last chance to make alterations before the deadline:

RYAN: This is really the crunch time in a sense where people are coming together to try to work something out - because once it passes through these committees and goes back to planning it's essentially rubber stamped at that point.

REPORTER: The city's plan is to dedicate 20 percent of the more than 4,000 units of housing as affordable. The Bloomberg administration has repeatedly tried to assure residents that new hotels, amusements and retail will bring opportunity for all.

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