USTA Chief Operating Officer - Daniel Zausner. The USTA refuses to make its proposal publicly available.
Chief-of-Staff to the Borough President Alex Rosa (L) and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (R).
Save FMCP member Phil Konigsberg testifies.
SaveFMCP co-founder Ben Haber testifies.
SaveFMCP co-founder Robert Loscalzo testifies.
The bottom line is that the USTA does not require more land to build new stadiums. They just want it. In light of this, why would any elected official vote to approve alienation of parkland? As the last paragraph of Robert's testimony reads:
"This USTA proposal, like the two others that impinge on our park, are efforts to close deals on parkland while the Bloomberg administration is still around to sign the papers. Please do right by the people of Queens: Tell USTA to renovate within its existing space, and reject its self-serving application to expand its size and its impacts."
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