Yesterday’s public hearing on term limits was marathon – clocking in at around 10 hours. Council Member James of Brooklyn said yesterday that, “it would be a disgrace to overturn the public will.” She and Council Member Bill de Blasio, also of Brooklyn, are sponsoring legislation calling for a Charter Revision Commission and ultimately a referendum on the issue. They will hear their constituents again on Sunday at a public forum: 2:30-4:30pm at Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street in Ft. Greene. Side note: City Room is currently live-blogging today’s hearing.

Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, also a sponsor of the above forum, has started a blog. Check it out at

Those interested in checking out the soon-to-be-demolished Domino Sugar Factory up close will have a chance this weekend, as the waterfront promenade there will be open to the public on Sunday from 2-6pm.

Back in the world of planning, Planetizen takes a look at how the global economic situation is impacting urban planning and land use policy.

Image of Council Members James and de Blasio at their press conference on term limits via the Wonkster.