On Monday, July 29, 2019, the Albany Common Council's Planning, Economic Development, and Land Use Committee will consider a resolution being pushed by the NIMBY group called "Stop the Stories." It is an attempt to improperly link two projects—over a mile apart—and call them a single development for purposes of the state environmental review statute. This kind of gamesmanship paints Albany as anti-investment, anti-development, and just plain not neighborly. Rather than new housing, shops, restaurants (and parking!), they would rather keep this:
Please write to your common council members to oppose it. A sample email is below. It is especially important to write in if your council member is a member of the committee (Fahey, Doesschate, Balarin, Farrell, Johnson). If you are not sure who your council member is, you can look them up here: Here are the council members' email addresses:
Here is a sample letter you can use:
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