Though DDDb is busy raising money for the future fight against Ratner's taxpayer-subsidized supersized sixties-style megablock arena complex, the group has taken a moment to list their achievements during the past year.
Community outreach and formation of a volunteer corp,
Release of FIVE reports/white papers,
Promoted the MTA RFP, resulting in a competing bid for the railyards, and
Filed a friend of the court brief in the case of Kelo v. New London,
Testifying at several public hearings on the project and eminent domain,
Take a moment to check out the entire list. It's hard to believe how much the rag-tag band of seasoned activists and unwitting neophytes have accomplished.
The list not only gives Brooklynites a sense of what can be achieved in a year, but also makes us realize that there still much to do to preserve and promote our quality of life, government fiscal responsibility, and democracy.
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