PortSide Waterfront questions for NYC Mayoral candidates attending 2013 Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) conference

PortSide NewYork Waterfront questions for NYC Mayoral candidates attending 2013 Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) conference:

MWA asked attendees to submit questions for the Mayoral candidates. Here is our list.

  • Given that current waterfront projects of all types struggle excessively for having to deal with multiple bureaucracies, including many which are not conversant with some waterfront issues, will you support the creation of an NYC waterfront department as discussed during the Vision 2020 process?
  • Vision 2020 is a great corrective to NYC’s waterfront revitalization plans for the attention it gives to water-related and waterborne uses.  What will you do to ensure that Vision 2020 is a plan which is put into effect?
  • NYC has piers designated “for views” which makes them unavailable for boat docking. We believe boats should able to use these piers; we believe boats add to the view.  Will you support our Piers4Boats campaign?
  • NYC has many inactive piers suitable for boats, especially in the EDC’s portfolio. What will you do to put these assets to use?

    Note: 4/9/13, the day of the conference, the EDC announced the results of the RFP they issued about a year before which was reported in the WSJ. BillyBey (of the ferries) will be the operator with Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) providing the marketing.

  • Will you support the creation of a Floating Historic District, similar in spirit to historic districts for buildings, to raise the protection and endorsement of historic ships?
  • Historic vessels struggle to find operating places in NYC (visiting and permanent), what will you do to support them?
  • What plans do you have for resiliency in the wake of hurricane Sandy?
  • Do you have a waterfront plank in your mayoral campaign platform? If so, what is it?
  • Do you have a staffer devoted to waterfront issues? If so, who? If not, why not or when are you going to fix that?

Posted 1 week ago by Carolina Salguero

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