In his State of the City Address this year, Mayor Bloomberg announced his goal to expedite the City’s environmental review process, without compromising it.  Toward that end, the City has launched an online questionnaire to solicit opinions about the efficiency of the current process.  The areas of focus are:

  • the obstacles and roadblocks for applicants, and the extent to which these roadblocks may be attributable to City management practices and organizational structures.
  • the effectiveness of communication between the applicant, consultants, reviewing agencies, and the public; as well as public access to relevant information concerning the environmental review process.
  • opportunities/models for improvement.

If you have participated in the environmental review process and want to give your feedback, visit this site. (Note: this survey does NOT address legislative policy, legal standards, analysis methodologies and standards, or other planning processes such as ULURP).