Congestion Pricing Hearings Set

The state Assembly has scheduled two hearings this month for PlaNYC, a huge, if widely expected, first step toward passing legislation to implement many parts of the plan, according to a spokesperson for Assembly Member Jim Brennan.
One hearing, on congestion pricing, will take place June 8; the second, on brownfields and energy, will occur June 15. Six committees in all will be involved: Ways and Means, Cities (of which Mr. Brennan, Democrat of Brooklyn, is chairman), Corporation and Authorities (chaired by pricing critic Richard Brodsky, Democrat of Westchester), Energy, Environmental Conservation and Transportation. Mark your calendars now.
UPDATE: Assembly Speaker Silver's office just put out a notice with information on the first hearing. It will take place at 10 a.m., June 8, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 W. 44th St.