Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Fall General Meeting Recap

Jonathan Matz of Move NY present a plan to improve NYC infrastructue
Many thanks to the local residents who came out last night to share their questions and concerns at our 2014 Fall General Meeting. We were joined by Jonathan Matz of the Move NY campaign who provided detailed information about Gridlock Sam's new tolling/ road and transit investment plan. In addition, we provided updates on the latest developments regarding the LICH closure and the plan for housing towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

We provided quick recaps of recent events - like this weekend's e-waste event with PS29 which diverted over 5,000 pounds of electronics from contaminating our waste stream - as well as mentioned upcoming items like this Friday's Children's Halloween Parade.  State Senator Daniel Squadron joined us, as did Democratic nominee for the 52nd district Jo Anne Simon and Councilman Brad Lander's director of constituent services Hannah Holland who spoke about the ongoing session of Participatory Budgeting.

Finally, we had an open Q and A with the community about other issues to tackle including landmarks matters, never-ending construction in our neighborhood whose activity must be checked against valid permits for current projects, necessary improvements to intersections such as Congress and Columbia, and more. Stay tuned to the CHA for updates on our progress in each of these areas.

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