City Council Ayes M’ville Expansion
Written by Bwog Staff
Word from Bwog’s City Hall correspondent has it that Columbia’s proposed expansion plan has been approved by the city council by a vote of 35-5-6. Community Board 9’s plan (the 197-a) was approved unanimously, just for the hell of it. (Actually, what this means is that Columbia’s plan will apply to its expansion area and CB9’s plan will apply to the rest of the district.) Still no speculation on why the Council moved the vote up from January–the Municipal Art Society issued a release earlier today urging more time for consideration.
Both plans will now go to Mayor Bloomberg, who will have five days to approve or veto them. In the unlikely event of a veto, a 2/3 supermajority of city council members will have 10 days to override it.
There goes the neighborhood.
For further reading:
City Room’s got the story and a nice recap for those who’ve never read anything on the subject.