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NEWARK TO ANNOUNCE CREATION OF COMMISSION TO PREVENT GENTRIFICATION AND ASSURE EQUITABLE GROWTH

NEWARK TO ANNOUNCE CREATION OF COMMISSION TO PREVENT GENTRIFICATION AND ASSURE EQUITABLE GROWTH

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, AT 11:15 A.M., IN THE CITY HALL PRESS ROOM

 

Don't miss CLiME Director David D. Troutt at the announcement by the city of Newark, New Jersey of the creation of The Commission to Prevent Gentrification and Assure Equitable Growth!

 

Details below:

Mayor Ras J. Baraka takes another step to ensure that residents benefit from the city’s economic and real estate development boom

Newark, NJ –- December 5, 2018 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Manager of the Office of Affordable Housing Al-Tariq Shabazz, President & CEO of the Newark Alliance Aisha Glover, and Founding Director of the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) David D. Troutt, will hold a press conference to announce the creation of the Equitable Growth Advisory Commission on Thursday, December 6, at 11:15 a.m., in the City Hall Press Room, located on 920 Broad Street. The Municipal Council approved this initiative at its regular meeting today.

“Newark must not become another Brooklyn,” Mayor Baraka said. “We are committed to achieving equitable growth so that the benefits of new development and investment are shared by ALL Newarkers and residents of limited economic means are not displaced by gentrification.”

The 15-member commission will consist of experts drawn from the city’s community, academic, business, and non-profit sectors to ensure that development policies and projects in Newark incorporate the principal of equitable growth. It will make recommendations and provide advice on planning and land use laws and policies; housing law and policy; public financing for housing, real estate and infrastructure development; related public health matters, business development and procurement.

 

Who: Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Al-Tariq Shabazz, Manager of the Office of Affordable Housing

Aisha Glover, President & CEO of the Newark Alliance

David Troutt, Founding Director of the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME)


What: Will hold a press conference to announce commission to prevent gentrification and assure equitable growth.

When: Thursday, December 6, 11:15 a.m.

Where: City Hall Press Room, 920 Broad Street, Newark


MEDIA NOTES: Media parking will be available in streets and lots in the neighborhood.

For more information, contact the Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.

E-mail: Pressoffice@ci.newark.nj.us
MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:

Press Information Office

Press Secretary: Crystal Rosa

973-733-8004/8165

PressOffice@ci.newark.nj.us