Making Local Politics Marginally Less Dull (Updated)
We commend Atlantic Yards Report for taking a portion of the transcript from last Saturday's* environmental-impact hearing on the proposed development and presenting it as a dramatic text with "echoes of absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett." Sample:
THE HEARING OFFICER: -- this hearing is now closed.
A VOICE: So there will not be another public hearing --
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THE HEARING OFFICER: There will not be another --
THE HEARING OFFICER: -- public hearing.
A VOICE: When?
THE HEARING OFFICER: There will not be another public hearing.
A VOICE: There will not. So you are not allowing the public to speak at this public hearing.
UPDATE. *By which we mean, two years ago, August 23, 2006, which means this dialogue is now a period piece.
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