On April 4th, 2013, Borough President Helen Marshall held a land use meeting as part of the ULURP for the USTA expansion. State Senator Tony Avella was the only elected official to send a representative to testify. However, Tony Avella's representative was denied the opportunity to speak. The Senator's written testimony against the USTA expansion as well as his letter to the Borough President protesting the treatment of his staff members is presented below.
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