Aug 5: Public meeting to discuss Mayor’s Rat Reduction Plan

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) and the NYC Community Garden Coalition would like to invite you to a public meeting to discuss Mayor DeBlasio’s Rat Reduction Plan and how it will affect our neighborhood. The Mayor has included the East Village and Lower East Side as two of the City’s neighborhoods targeted in the $32 million effort.

WHAT: Public meeting on the mayor’s Rat Reduction Plan and opportunities

WHERE: Green Oasis Community Garden, 386 East 8th St between Aves C & D
WHEN: Saturday, August 5th, 1pm
WHO: Open to elected officials, City agencies, concerned citizens, the media, and all interested parties. It is imperative to that we work together to address the rat problem. Please share this notice with anyone who may be interested in this issue.

Published reports of the Rat Reduction Plan state that:

  • permissible hours for putting out trash will drastically change
  • fines for businesses will significantly increase
  • NYCHA buildings issues will be remedied

This initiative will directly affect all the citizens of our community including business owners, building owners, superintendents, as well as community gardeners. We hope that you or someone from your garden or group can attend our forum to discuss the Rat Reduction Plan and how we can move forward in addressing this issue.

LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) is a network of the 50 community gardens in the East Village and Lower East Side. Our community gardeners are active citizens that volunteer many hours for the betterment of our neighborhood.

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