Brooklyn Borough Hall. Source: Wikipedia

The New York City Districting Commission will hold five public hearings — one in each of the city’s five boroughs — from August 13-23, 2012. The Brooklyn hearing will be held August 13 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street.

The purpose of these hearings, which are open to the public, is for the NYC Districting Commission to hear testimony from the public concerning the initial phases of its work in drafting a new districting plan for the New York City Council.

Individuals wishing to pre-register for speaking time or to submit written testimony in advance may do so by signing up online at www.nyc.gov/districting. Individuals wishing to speak at any hearing will be provided up to three minutes of speaking time.

Prior to the hearings, you may submit written comments to the NYC Districting Commission by mail to: NYC Districting Commission, Attn: Jonathan Ettricks, 253 Broadway, 7th Fl.,New York, NY 10007, or by email at hearings@districting.nyc.gov on or before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing. You must indicate in your correspondence the date of the hearing for which you are submitting your comments.

The hearing locations are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Individuals requesting an interpreter for sign language or any other language at any hearing should contact the NYC Districting Commission at hearings@districting.nyc.gov or by calling (212) 442-0256 in advance of the hearing, and reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate such requests.

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