Our fall general meeting, held on November 13, was well-attended and produced some noteworthy statements. Guests included Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Assemblywoman Joan Millman, State Senator-elect Daniel Squadron, and representatives of Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke, and Bill de Blasio.
With the crisis at LICH as our main theme, the meeting was possibly the only occasion at which both LICH CEO Dominick Stanzione and representatives of the doctors' group spoke to the public and took questions. One criticism of the doctors' plan has been that they do not have the financing needed to put the plan into effect. Dr. John Romanelli and Dr. Steve Turner of the doctors' group announced at the meeting that they have secured financing for their plan. We look forward to hearing the details.
In other news, State Senator-elect Squadron made some important commitments regarding Brooklyn Bridge Park. The first is that he would seek an audit of the park's books. The other, equally important, is that he would seek to expand the neighbourhood diversity of the BBP Development Corporation's board as vacancies and reappointments arose. We look forward to these developments as we move forward to building a world-class waterfront park with year-round recreation.