Save jobs by opposing the NYC Garment Center rezoning proposal.
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Sign this petition to oppose the Garment Center rezoning proposal and support the thousands of jobs supported by manufacturing, suppliers, and other Garment Center businesses.
Mayor de Blasio and the Economic Development Corporation have proposed to remove the 1987 zoning protections from the Garment Center and are currently fast tracking approvals without consulting any of the effected stakeholders, including organized labor, factories, and trim and fabric suppliers. If approved, the re-zoning would be devastating to these hundreds of companies and thousands of workers.
We have created this petition because we care about the maker movement. People from all over the world come to NYC to start their brands and businesses because of the immediate and unique access to manufacturing, material, workers, and expertise. There is nowhere else in the world that has this unique centralized community. Our city will lose a piece of what makes it special if we eliminate the Garment Center from midtown Manhattan. We need support for the maker industry RIGHT NOW.
We are asking Mayor de Blasio, the NY Economic Development Corporation, and other city officials to take 3 actions:
1. Do not allow the current proposed re-zoning of midtown West Manhattan to pass until The Garment Center production and R&D hub has been stabilized.
2. Consult and include the businesses that would be effected by the proposal, including manufacturers, organized labor, and suppliers.
3. Invest directly in The Garment District and its businesses.
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