Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hello from CORD! We have placed the newly revised version of the CAG Charter at our link below:

We hope that you will all take a moment to read this document and to reflect upon it. At tonight's CAG meeting (see below) more questions about this charter will be answered. If you would like to participate in the on-going, public dialogue regarding this charter, and many other pressing issues regarding the GOWANUS CANAL CLEAN-UP, we urge you to write to us at cord@gmail.com with your questions and comments. Or, you might want to attend the public, CGA meeting tonight! (See below for details and info on how to RSVP. Thank you for your continued civic engagement! Together we can all build a better and healthier tomorrow! "Green" and "sustainable" mean: public action and civic engagement!

rom: Jeff Edelstein [mailto:jledelstein@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 5:59 PM
To: 'edelstein@psouth.net'
Subject: Revised CAG charter & 4/26 RSVPs still needed!

Dear CAG members,

Please see the attached newly revised version of the draft CAG charter. Based on comments received, the Operating Procedures Committee has sharpened the focus on how the CAG will function, and has clarified certain sections that may have been unclear. They will answer any questions about the changes at next Tuesday’s CAG meeting.

If you have not yet RSVP’d to me about your attendance at next Tuesday’s CAG meeting (6:30 at Metrotech), please do so ASAP.

NOTE: You are welcome to arrive on 4/26 any time after 5:30 pm for informal discussion with members of the Operating Procedures Committee about the charter. There will be light snacks and beverages.

It is my hope that we can have a good discussion about the charter for the first hour (6:30 – 7:30), resulting in a clear decision about moving forward, and be able to spend the second hour of the meeting discussing the important work that is happening in the various committees.

Please also mark your calendars for the May CAG meeting – Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Topic: Christos Tsiamis will discuss the Feasibility Study getting underway.



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........