The Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation is hosting PRESERVATION SUMMIT III this Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6pm at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library (20 West 44th Street, Manhattan between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).

According to the CECPP, the agenda will include a special presentation by former Landmarks Chair Gene A. Norman on the creation of an independent process for evaluating candidates for appointment as Landmarks Commissioners, as well as a report on CECPP’s new lawsuit to compel LPC action on longstanding Requests for Evaluation on potential landmarks and historic districts.

This is part of CECPP’s strategic campaign designed to 1) ensure fairness in the LPC’s process, 2) re-establish LPC independence, and 3) secure appropriate resources so that the LPC has the budget and staff it needs to perform its crucial mandate.

RSVP to or call 212-380-8612. (Side note: Have you seen their YouTube video? This song will never leave your head. Don’t say we didn’t warn you).