BP MARKOWITZ MEETS WITH PLANNING COMMISSIONER DOLLY WILLIAMS;
ANNOUNCES JOINT DECISION ON FUTURE OF BROOKLYN APPOINTMENT
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has issued the following statement regarding his appointment on the City Planning Commission:
“I was proud in 2002 to appoint Dolly Williams to the City Planning Commission, and have been pleased with her service during her term as Brooklyn’s representative regarding land use matters and planning for the future of this borough and New York City.
She shares my enthusiasm for turning our dreams for the future of Brooklyn into a reality—from new housing to new parks to new centers of business and industry and culture. With three decades of experience in design, planning, and construction throughout the five boroughs, Dolly has a keen sense of how excellent planning and development support economic opportunity and help create vibrant neighborhoods.
Dolly’s story is an inspiration to all those who arrive in Brooklyn seeking to attain the American Dream. A Brooklynite by way of Trinidad and Tobago, she turned a small trucking business into a construction company that does millions of dollars of business each year. Dolly also understands how to build communities, by giving back and helping others achieve their dreams.
Yesterday, Dolly and I discussed what would be best for her and for Brooklyn going forward, and we have come to the joint decision that in this time of great growth and change in Brooklyn, when there are many voices seeking to be heard on land use matters, it would be best for a new appointee to assume the Planning Commission position. I have asked Dolly to continue to serve until the new appointment is made, and she has agreed to do so.”