Clock Starts on Council Review of Barclays Center Security Plan

Letter received by City Council formally starts process of NYPD's 78th Precinct taking over policing at new Brooklyn Nets arena opening this fall.

Time is ticking.

The City Council recently received a letter from Mayor Michael Bloomberg detailing the New York Police Department's Barclays Center security plan, according to Councilwoman Letitia James, D-Brooklyn. 

The letter officially starts a 60-day review process, after which lawmakers are expected to vote on the proposal.

Last week, that proposed transferring Atlantic Terminal and a portion of Barclays Center from the 88th Precinct based in Clinton Hill to the 78th Precinct covering Prospect Heights and Park Slope.

James said that she does not know when the Council will vote on the policing plan.

The arena, which will be home to the Brooklyn Nets is scheduled to open Sept. 28 with the first of .

Patti July 23, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Here's the countdown - take the opportunity to have your voice heard by the City Council.
Jon July 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Voice heard? Are you kidding me? That's just for show. They're going to do what they want anyway. That's the why this whole process and project has gone. We have no input, we never had.
Sara July 24, 2012 at 08:32 PM
68 days to complete a 60 day process? a bit tight...


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