E.P.A Comes to Gowanus for a Public Information Meeting -Thursday @ 7pm

No announcement on Superfunding yet but with the city cutting education and public services right and left, it makes you wonder where would they get the money to clean the canal "faster" than the EPA (as they love to say)? A W.R.D.A grant? Not bloody likely!

Anyway, the EPA has been staying in touch with the community with these occasional meetings, and that makes me feel positive that it is going to happen.

From their press release:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss community involvement tools available for the Gowanus Canal site. Topics covered will include the formation of a Community Advisory Group (CAG), Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) and Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC).

When: Thursday, January 21,
Time:7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location:P.S. 32 - 317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY


Anonymous said...

Who decides who serves on the Community Advisory Group (CAG)?
Who decides who receives the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG)?

Does some unelected EPA staff person decide? How is that democratic and unbiased?

Have the thousands of poor residents in Gowanus public housing (ie: the most affected Gowanus population) been informed of this meeting?

Why have NO FLIERS been posted regarding this meeting? Where's the EPA office located so people can pickup fliers for distribution?

Lisanne said...

I think there are probably fliers at Joan Millmans office.

I got an email because I have signed in at Community Board Meetings.

I can not answer your questions about who decides what, that is a great questions to ask at the meeting. I am but a messenger trying to get the word out.

Anonymous said...

1:46 The fact that the EPA chooses will bring impartiality to the decision. For too long, certain groups/people have presented themselves as the community voice for Gowanus. That's how we got Toll Bros., courtesy of GCCDC, and sanctioned by the group they founded to greenwash themselves, the Gowanus Conservancy!
I did hear the EPA say that they will be looking for groups that actually represent people who are IN Gowanus.
That will be a breath of fresh air.