The Man Who Holds Park Slope Rezoning in His Hands


Over the long weekend, The New York Times probed deeper into the school rezoning issue that has gripped Park Slope. One little-known factoid: Park Slope is not the only neighborhood facing rezoning. Altogether, 14 proposals are being considered around New York City this year. The bulk of the article profiles District 15 Community Education Council President, Jim Devor, who apparently wields a lot of power on this one issue. The council, made up of a mix of elected and appointed parents, has the deciding vote on whether the rezoning proposal will be adopted. Devor has said he wants the new school, P.S. 133, to set aside seats for ESL children to ensure the school’s diversity. But he has not revealed how he plans to vote on the rezoning.
School Rezoning Touches off a Border War [NY Times]
Revised School Rezoning Plan Divides Park Slope [Brownstoner]
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