LPC Chair Officially Steps Down Today
Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, resigned back in April after four years on the job. Her official last day in office is today.
Srinivasan gave up her seat following a controversial proposal to remove public input from decisions regarding approvals of work on landmark-designated property. Naturally, the real estate industry was firmly behind the rule change. Area preservation groups recognized the dangers of such tactics, though, and had been calling for Srinivasan’s resignation.
Still no indication of the replacement yet. Once the Mayor nominates a candidate, that person is then subject to City Council confirmation. Preservationists hope the eventual newcomer is someone less developer-friendly. As unlikely as that might be.