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City Council not drafting new landmarks legislation

Manhattan borough president prematurely announced plans for reform

April 13, 2015 12:10PM

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

The City Council is currently not working on new legislation that will reform the city’s landmarks process.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced last week that she was planning to join three City Council members as they drafted the landmarks reform, Crain’s reported.

But, the beep might have spoken too soon.

“At the speaker’s direction, the City Council legislative and land-use divisions have been working on landmarks reforms with council members, and there is no legislation being introduced at this time,” a spokesperson for Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said, according to the publication. “The council has a thorough vetting process for which legislative requests actually get introduced, and that includes checking for potentially duplicative laws.” [Crain’s]Claire Moses