Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 Hold Joint Hearing on Congestion Pricing

Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 and 6 are holding a public hearing on Mayor Bloomberg’s congesion pricing proposal. The public is invited to attend and present testimony.

  • Jason Solarek

    I would like to see congestion pricing approved as soon as possible. This is our neighborhood, and we should have the ability to monitor the pollution, noise, and activity of the events with in it. Congestion pricing allows us to do this by exerting influence via this pay-for-use plan. Thank you, Jason Solarek

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