Those who headed to the polls for this past November’s election are aware that there were 5 ballot proposals on which to vote. Proposal #5 may have the biggest impact on the character of NYC communities. To quote, “This proposal would amend the City Charter to: For projects subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), require the Department of City Planning (DCP) to transmit a detailed project summary to the affected Borough President, Borough Board, and Community Board at least 30 days before the application is certified for public review, and to post that summary on its website; and Provide Community Boards with additional time to review ULURP applications certified for public review by DCP between June 1 and July 15, from the current 60-day review period to 90 days for applications certified in June, and to 75 days for applications certified between July 1 and July 15.” Voters gave a resounding thumbs up to this idea which will result in more transparency in the land use process.