CONTACT: Dan Weiller (Speaker Silver)
(518) 455-3888

Stue Loeser (Mayor Bloomberg)
(212) 788-2958

June 16, 2009

Joint Statement Of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
And Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On World
Trade Center Site Development Talks

"We are disappointed that we have yet to reach agreement to address the latest impasse at the World Trade Center site. We fundamentally believe that there are opportunities to find mutually agreeable and responsible terms that align the Port Authority's interests with the City's and the nation's, and that allow continued progress at Ground Zero. While we have not yet been able to reach consensus with the Port, the cause is too important to give up - and we will continue to work with all the parties to fulfill our collective obligation to rebuild the site."