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May 4, 2006

Community Boards to Ratner, "discontinue all mention of our participation"

CB268Letter.gif From a Community Board insider, in reference to Forest City Ratner's claim on AtlanticYards.com and the new promotional flyer that, "Three local Community Boards [2, 6, & 8] and other elected officials also served as advisors in crafing the CBA (Community Benefits Agreement)":

"We are disturbed by FCRC's overstatement of our role in the CBA process especially in consideration of the rude treatment we received by being forcibly barred from the process months before it was brought to conclusion. CB6 at their last meeting passed a resolution to bring this matter to their attention in concert with our sister boards. Attached is the letter that was sent." [Click image to read the letter.]

Here's the online coverage:
Atlantic Yards Report, CBs say Ratner "overstates our participation" in Community Benefits Agreement

The three Community Boards around the proposed Atlantic Yards site footprint are not happy with Forest City Ratner, which has been claiming that the CBs participated in crafting the "historic" Community Benefits Agreement.

The Real Estate Observer, CB's: We Did Nothing

The developer, Forest City Ratner, had advertised the community boards' involvement in brochures and e-mails as a way to enhance the agreement's legitimacy by claiming that the community boards were advisors. [Emphasis added.]

Posted by lumi at May 4, 2006 11:50 PM