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January 31, 2009

CBA signatories seek federal stimulus money for AY; ESDC flatly says project is not "shovel-ready"


Atlantic Yards Report has the the scoop on the not-yet-online story from Courier-Life that breaks the news of ESDC's opinion of the Atlantic Yards status:

"ESDC spokeswoman Lisa Willner responded that Atlantic Yards is not a shovel ready project and thus would not be eligible for stimulus money."

The article also includes a confused statement from BUILD CBA signer James Caldwell:

"The way it [stimulus money] is being proposed is that it will go through the government and they will give it to unions and not to community based organizations that train and prepare people in our community," he added.

I don't think the plan is to give the money to unions.


Posted by amy at January 31, 2009 12:13 PM