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November 15, 2006

Final EIS coming today; will final approval come on Pataki's watch?

Atlantic Yards Report explains the course of events after today's meeting of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) (emphasis added):

After certification, the board must wait at least ten days before approving the Final EIS, the associated General Project Plan, and the Eminent Domain Procedure Law findings. The final step would be a unanimous vote from the state Public Authorities Control Board (PACB), which is controlled by the governor, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

But would it be Republican Governor George Pataki, who leaves office at the end of the year? Developer Forest City has suggested so, with an already-outdated timetable that predicted certification of the Final EIS in the first week of this month and PACB approval before the end of November.

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Posted by lumi at November 15, 2006 8:13 AM