Mayor de Blasio Withdraws Proposed Changes to Street Festival Regulations
Monday, December 12, 2016
On November 1, 2016, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on Mayor de Blasio's withdrawal of proposed changes to street festival regulations:
"Governing requires patience and a willingness to get things right, even if it takes a little longer. That's what the mayor is displaying here.
"The mayor's proposal contained real positives, but it also contained real flaws and suffered from a one-size-fits-all approach. I'm confident that by working with residents, Community Boards, and neighborhood business associations, the mayor can craft a plan that achieves our shared goal of higher-quality street festivals that enhance communities without overburdening them."