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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roosevelt Island Silicon Island Coalition Organizational Meeting on Cornell Technion NYC Applied Sciences and Engineering School Tonight - Video Of Previous Meeting Too

Image of Proposed Roosevelt Island Cornell Campus From You Tube

As previously reported:
...Work is progressing on developing the Silicon Island Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for Roosevelt Island organizations with Cornell Technion. As reported previously:
Community benefits agreements are private contracts between community organizations and developers, requiring that the developer take additional actions for public benefit. In theory, CBAs allow groups that are shut out of the normal planning process to make their voices heard.
... The working title for this new coalition in formation is the Silicon Island Development Coalition and will ultimately include representation from each Roosevelt Island building, RIRA, Seniors and Disabled Association, businesses and groups on the east side of Manhattan and other Roosevelt Island stakeholders....
Roosevelt Island resident Jonathan Kalkin is one of the CBA organizers and reports on the latest development:
Community Benefit Agreement information and Coalition Building Meeting tonight (7:30PM) at Westview (625 Main Street). Come out to hear what a community benefit agreement is and what you can do to help be a part of it. If you represent an organization, come and see what your organization can do to help. For more information and to RSVP or sign up for updates click on the link below.
Here's what happened at first organizational meeting of the Silicon Island Coalition on March 14 including an introduction to the CBA concept, a review of of what has happened to date and plans for the future.

You Tube Video of March 14 Silicon Island Coalition Meeting

There will be another meeting on March 28 same time, same place.

More information on Roosevelt Island Silicon Island Coalition and CBA available at these previous posts.