The Week Ahead In New York Politics, December 7

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Exactly what to enjoylook for today in New york city politics:

On Monday, Mayor Expense de Blasio willattend the memorial service for John E. Zuccotti. At 12:30 pm, the Mayor will deliver statements at NYPDs Clergy All-In Conference at One Authorities Plaza. At about 2:45 pm at the Staten Island South Coast YMCA, the Mayor and First Girl Chirlane McCray will host an interview to make an announcement associated with drug abuse.

On Monday morning in Albany, leading experts on the New York State Constitution and the potential customers for a Constitutional Convention will hold a media “bootcamp.” The event will consist of Gerald Benjamin of SUNY New Paltz; constitutional historians Christopher Bopst and Peter Galie; Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and previous Assembly member; and Henry M. Greenberg, chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the New York State Constitution and former counsel to the New york city State lawyerchief law officer. “The event is sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York, New york city State Bar Association, Federal governmentPublic law Center of Albany Law School, state League of Women Voters, Siena Research Institute and New York News Publishers Association.”

On Monday at 10 am at Town hall, the push for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) magnifies: “Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Member Donovan Richards, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the “BRT For New York City” Union will co-host an interview to announce increased community support for bringing top quality bus quick transit to Queens. The “BRT For NYC” Coalition will be represented by ABNY, NYPIRG Straphangers Project, New york city League of Conservation Voters, Pratt Center for Community Development, Riders Alliance, Tri-State Transport Project, Transportation Alternatives, Transit Workers Union Resident 100, and Working Households Celebration. Bus riders and members of the Queens neighborhood will likewise be in attendance.” [Read our recent appearance at the issue: All Abord the BRT Express?]

At the City Council on Monday:

  • At 10 am, the Committee on Financing will meet to go over a bill about expanding the Metrotech Area Company Enhancement District.
  • At 11 am, the Committee on Rules, Benefits and Elections will fulfill, agenda TBD.
  • At 1:30 am on Monday, the City Council will have a Stated Fulfilling, prefaced as always by the Speaker’s pre-stated press conference, set for 12:30 pm

At noon, prior to the Council’s stated conference, there will be a rally at Municipal government to reveal “First-of-its-kind NYC Council legislation to be revealed splittingpunishing deadbeat companies that stiff the city’s 1.3 million.” Members of the Freelancers Union, other labor representatives including from the UFT and 32BJ, other activists, and numerous City Council members led Brad Lander, Laurie Cumbo, Rafael Espinal, Steve Levin, and Margaret Chin will hold a rally at the steps of City Hall to pass legislation safeguarding New York City’s freelancers. [Read our current look at the problem: City Council Establishing Brand-new Protections for Employees in ‘Gig’ Economy]

As the week begins, City board Member Jumaane Williams remains in Washington, DC from Sunday to Tuesday “going to the Joint Center for Political amp; Economic Researches bi-annual Roundtable Conversation being held at George Washington Law School.” It is a conference “for a select group of 25 elected authorities of color from across the country will include discussions relating to policy innovations.”

At the State Legislature on Monday: at 11 am, the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Preservation and the Assembly Environment Change Work Group will hold a joint hearing on environment change.

On Monday at midday, The New York City Bar Association is hosting a “Lunch and Public law Discussion” with Wind A. Brewer, Manhattan District President.

On Monday at 5:30 pm at Queens District Hall, “The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Katz, will hear details from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP about the department’s brand-new “Parks Without Borders” program, which aims to make New york city City public parks more open, inviting, and gorgeous by concentrating on improving park entrances and edges, and park-adjacent spaces.”

Monday at 7 pm at The New School, “Politics and Policy: The Latino Vote and The 2016 United States Presidential Election” with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, amongto name a few, offering “a fresh examination of the function of Latinos in the 2016 election. Featuring a panel of reporters, pollsters, and political experts, we’ll explore political, market and financial patterns that will form the outcome in 2016.” The occasion is organized by Feet in 2 Worlds, The Center for New york city City Affairs and the Milano School.

On Monday at 8 pm, city Comptroller Scott Stringer will deliver remarksat West Side Federation of Community and Block Associations Yearly Holiday Celebration.

At the City Council on Tuesday: at 10 am, the Committee on Public Security will fulfill to go over two bills related to New York City crossing guard deployment.

At the New york city State Legislature on Tuesday:

  • At 10 am in Manhattan, a joint committee hearing on Daily Fantasy Sports in New york city will be held by the Assembly Standing Committee on Racing and Wagering, the Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs and Defense, and the Assembly Legal Commission on Administrative Regulations Review.
  • At 10:30 am in Albany, a joint committee hearing about law-enforcement officials using body cameras will be held by the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes, the Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary, and the Assembly Standing Committee on Governmental Operations.

Starting at 8 am Tuesday, a “Public Projects Forum” hosted by City amp; State NY will have Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, NY; Reginald Spinello, Mayor of Glen Cove, NY; Commissioner Feniosky Pena-Mora, New York City Department of Design amp; Building; and Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator, Real estate amp; Urban Development; speak about the upcoming public projects in the tristate area.

On Tuesday at 9:30 am at Queens Borough Hall, “The Queens District Cabinet, chaired by District President Melinda Katz, will hear a briefing from the New York City Cops Department (NYPD) on its existing counterterrorism efforts because of current events in this county and abroad. The instruction will include a review of brand-new counterterrorism innovations employed by the NYPD. In addition, the Fire Department of New York’s (FDNY’s) Fire Education Security Team will deliver a presentation on how City residents can best keep their houses safe throughout the vacation season. Also, the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Development will provide a discussion on the implementation of the domain, which has actually introduced nearly 400 online centers for civic engagement, info sharing and financial advancement.”

At noon on Tuesday at City Hall, City Council Members Steve Levin, Mark Levine, Ritchie Torres, Jumaane Williams; Assembly Member Hevesi; Supporters for the homeless and for inexpensive housing will rally to contact Governor Cuomo to fund the creation of 35,000 units of encouraging housing statewide, and stop politicizing New York Citys homeless crisis. Participants will point to restarted remarks by Cuomo as proof of him utilizing the homelessness crisis as a factor to attack Mayor de Blasio, rather than provide essential resources and leadership to tackle the problem.Organizational endorsers consist of Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), Neighborhood Voices Heard Power, Faith in New York, Make the Road New York, Met Council on Housing, Neighbors Together, New York Neighborhoods for Modification, Tenants amp; Neighbors, Three-quarter Home Tenant Organizing Project, United Homesteading Assistance Board, VOCAL New York.

At 10 am Wednesday, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Chairmans Breakfast will handle the presidential transition and the need for the most thoroughly prepared shift in United States history in anticipation of January 20, 2017. [Check out an op-ed on the subject from Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Chair Ken Biberaj and David Eagles of Collaboration for Public Service: Let’s Be Gotten ready for America’s Greatest Business Takeover]

At the City Council on Wednesday:

  • At 10 am, the Committee on Health will fulfill to discuss a costs to develop two new health-focused city governmentlocal government bodies and another that would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene “to post a New york city City map on its website of the centers they run, comprehensive care and main care centers run by the Health and Hospitals Corporation, voluntary non-profit and openly sponsored diagnostic and treatment centers, and federally qualified health centers.”
  • At 10 am, the Committee on General Well-being will hold an oversight hearing on the city’s efforts to attend to “the homelessness crisis.” [Read our current appearance at issues related to how and where homeless shelters are sited.]
  • At 1 pm, the Committees on Aging and Finance will meet for a joint oversight hearing on the city’s “efforts to perform outreach” and boost registration for the Rent Freeze Program; and on a brand-new a bill that would “ask the Department of Financing to include an alert regarding preferential rent on certain files associated with the New York City Rent Freeze Program.”
  • At 1 pm, the Committee on Civil liberty will satisfy to go over 4 costs regarding the city’s human rights law.
  • At 1 pm, the Committee on Migration will have an oversight hearing about “Resources Available in New york city City for Unaccompanied Minors.”

At the New york city State Legislature on Wednesday:

  • At noon in Manhattan, the Assembly Standing Committees on Labor and Small Company as well as the Assembly Commission on Skills Advancement and Careers Education will hold a joint oversight hearing on the state’s apprenticeship programs.
  • At 1 pm in Albany, the Assembly Standing Committee on Real Home Taxation will hold an oversight hearing on the 2015-2016 budget arrange.

At the City Council on Thursday:

  • At 10 am, the Committee on Housing and Structures meet on three bills. The very first would create a Department of Buildings-headed job force that would evaluate the risks posed by design sites to vehicle drivers and pedestrians and send recommendations to the City Council and mayor about procedures proposed to reduce the hazard. The other 2 expenses would raise charges for working without a license and for violating stop work directives.
  • At 10:30 am, the Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions will examine 2 land usage applications.
  • At 11 am, the Committee on Land Use will examine 5 applications.
  • At 1 pm, the Committee on Civil Service and Labor and the Committee on Greater Education will have a joint oversight hearing on “Developing the Murphy Institute as a new CUNY School of Labor and Urban Researches.”

At the New York State Legislature on Thursday: at 10:30 am in Manhattan, the Assembly Standing Committee on Election Law and the Assembly Standing Subcommittee on Election Day Operations and Voter Disenfranchisement will hold a joint oversight hearing about “Enhancing the voter experience, avoiding voter disenfranchisement and improving emergency situation ballot procedures.”

Thursday at 10:30 remain in Albany, Governor Cuomo willwill reveal the Regional Economic Development Council and Upstate Revitalization Initiative Awards.

At 8:30 am at Civic Hall on Thursday, Scott Stringer’s Bureaucracy Commission will satisfy in Manhattan to hear ideas from little business owners and others.

On Thursday, the Staten Island Borough Board is anticipated to vote on Mayor de Blasios 2 rezoning modification propositions. It will be the fifth district to do so – the other 4 have voted versus them, in some cases with lists of conditions that the advisory boards would like to see made to modified proposals.

At 4 pm Thursday, the New York City Campaign Finance Board holds a “New to the CFB” session.

At 6 pm Thursday: “Power Lines: Race, Class, The City amp; Its Schools,” a discussion about segregation in New york city City schools.

Friday and the weekend
At the New York State Legislature on Friday: at 10:30 remain in Manhattan, a hearing of the Assembly Standing Committee on Tourist, Parks, Arts and Sports Advancement relating to “Injuries in combative sports.”

Manhattan Borough President Windstorm Brewer is releasing a Manhattan Youth Council, and is holding an initial details session on Friday afternoon at her offices. “High school students from across Manhattan are welcomed to meet and talk with Borough President Gale Brewer about the problems that matter most to you … Young people who live, work, or go to school in Manhattan can register here.”

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