Sunday, December 5, 2010

CAG Meetings Dec 6 and oher info

Below is information regarding the Gowanus Canal CAG/Citizens Advisory Group Meetings and Other Relevant Information sent to us by Jeff Edelstein, CAG Coordinator.
As noted below, the public is welcome tomorrow morning as well as tomorrow evening!

Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 17:30:14 -0500
Subject: Gowanus Canal CAG - 12/6 meeting and other information

Greetings CAG interested parties,

The DRAFT meeting summaries from the Real Estate Committee and Water Quality Committee meetings and agenda for next Monday’s CAG meeting are now on-line at:

The CAG meeting starts formally at 6:30 p.m. on 12/6. The room will be open at 5:45 p.m. for informal discussion with snacks and refreshments. We are meeting at the Old American Can Factory at 232 3rd Street.

The CAG Operating Procedures Committee will be meeting for the first time on Monday 12/6 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. If you are interested in attending as a member of the public, please contact me as space is limited. This committee will be working on groundrules, internal systems of communication, and logistical issues.

--Jeff Edelstein, CAG Facilitator


Jeff Edelstein

Principal, Edelstein Associates

Senior Consultant, Consensus Building Institute

(207) 247-8024 (office)

(207) 632-8440 (cell)

Additional info at:


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........