Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: We Could Make the Deadline After All

According to the official Lighthouse Project blog, the Town of Hempstead has officially scheduled the re-zoning hearing:

We are back at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Tuesday, September 22, for 3 sessions:

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

You know I'll be there live-tweeting away and recovering, since I'm due to get in on a red-eye from Las Vegas that morning.

The Town is expected to vote on official scheduling for the re-zoning hearing at the regularly-scheduled town meeting on Tuesday, September 8. Barring something unforeseen, I'll be there, and I will share everything with you that I can.

How topical - this blog, and others, were wondering what changed and why we had not received a re-zoning hearing yet (or anything else). Glad to have that answered.

UPDATE: Chris Botta reminds us that this hearing is the same date as the exhibition game in Kansas City, which Charles Wang planned to attend. Well-played, Kate....

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  1. what will it take to get this re zoning approved?

  2. More than anything else- NUMBERS, Alex! We need to show our overwhelming support at this meeting! :D

  3. TMC is 100% correct - I'm getting more of the nuts and bolts of this hearing, or at least I'm trying right now. I know from speaking to people at the Town of Hempstead that this is the time when you purely discuss whether or not this is a good project.

  4. Everyone go out and let your voices be heard. Do not be silenced. This b**** wants too play games and play dirty, well we can be a hell of a lot more dirtier. If the lighthouse project does not get approved then vote for Kristin McElroy come november. I get a damn migraine every time murray pulls this crap. Go out and let your faces be seen and your voices be heard so we can get shovels in the ground next summer. The future of not just the islanders, but long island itself is hanging in the balance.

  5. What's your gut feeling on this Nick? Come the 22nd, do we get a yay or nay from the TOH on the rezoning? Which, translated, is a yay or nay on the Lighthouse, period. Does Murray screw us?

    My feeling? Three ways this can go down:

    1. It's a yes.
    2. It's a no.
    3. It's a yes, scaled down.

    -Big Van Vader

  6. The, ahem, good folks of Garden City are at it again. Go to the Garden City Life website and check out the letter from Village Trustee Donnelly, among others:


  7. Big Van Vader - I highly doubt that we will get a vote on September 22; this is just the hearing where citizens can say whether or not they believe the Lighthouse is a good project. I am, as I've said, trying to get in touch with some people at the Town to shed more light on this.

    mrlbem - I read that letter, and I'm sure you know my position on it. The planned series (delayed because of this announcement) that I will run next week has some pretty damning information about the letter-writers that I've found out through the grapevine. Stay tuned.

  8. And let's not forget something. Dennis Donnelly is the liaison to the Garden City business community. He gets paid to discredit anything seen as even a potential threat to Garden City's interests, so is it any surprise he would write a letter like that?