On February 23, Appleseed’s Lena Dalke testified alongside fellow members of the Thriving Communities Coalition at a New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations hearing on a new bill to implement comprehensive planning in New York City. Despite being the first city in the nation to have a zoning law, New York City is one of the very last to engage in the comprehensive planning needed to guide zoning.

Appleseed stressed the importance of having a comprehensive planning process that centers integration in order to address economic and racial segregation that centuries of racist governmental policies have cemented into our city’s infrastructure.

Read the entire written version of Appleseed’s testimony here.

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Appleseed Testifies on Comprehensive Planning Bill