The East Side Coastal Resilience project is moving through the environmental and City’s land use processes and there have been numerous hearings throughout the summer. In response to community concerns, Borough President Brewer and City Council Member Rivera have hired an independent water engineer to review the City’s flood protection plan. The expert met with dozens of community leaders to discuss their concerns. The independent analysis is expected to be public in the coming days. Meanwhile, residents in opposition to the plan held a rally in East River Park to mark the beginning of Climate Week. The City Council subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions will hear the ULURP for ESCR on Wednesday at 1pm and there will be a full City Council vote in October. See sidebar for event information.