Sign the BoroughVoter.com petition asking elected officials to abide by the term limits voted on by the voters. The link is www.boroughvoter.com/?cat=55
The petition text is as follows:
We the undersigned ask all affected Staten Island elected officials to abide by the Term Limits law voted on by the voters of New York City in 1993 and 1996. Without a voter-approved referendum, we ask all Staten Island elected officials affected by the recent Term Limit extension to not abide by the City Council's vote. If it is true that elected officials represent their respective constituencies, then the unanimous vote by Staten Island City Councilmen against this measure should speak loud and clear on the behalf of all Staten Islanders.
Therefore, we ask all affected Staten Island elected officials to abide by the term limits voted on by the voters in 1993 and again in 1996.
Bumped - Bouldin
The Rent Guidelines Board will meet this evening to determine the Rent Guidelines for 1 and 2 year rents, in the City.
As a housing advocate fighting for affordable housing and helping displaced tenants through the gentrification process that's effecting various neighborhoods like Williamsburg/Greenpoint, in Brooklyn and many other neighborhoods,in the city, we must impact the RGB.
As spokes person for UNO (United Neighbors Organization),let me begin by making 2 points. First the city is in an affordable housing crunch losing 71,000 rent stabilize apartments, in the last thirteen years, to vacancy decontrol, and 40,000 due to coop condo conversion. In the last sixteen years over 40,300 of the cities subsidized apartments were lost. 26,000 of which were buy outs, in the cities Mitchell-Lama housing. If it wasn't for the 42 city council members override, of the Major's section 8 veto, more affordable housing units would never have been realized.
Second the RGB should also consider the fact that landlords income have increased as shown by the 2008 Income and Expense report conducted by this very RGB, for years 2005 to 2006. It clearly shows that increase in income outpaced increases, in operating costs of landlords.
In order to preserve affordable housing and not contribute further, to the lost of affordable housing especially, for low to moderate income families, the board should consider passing the lowest guidelines possible. read more »
SIBRO CIVIC & SOUTH BEACH CIVIC
are hosting a SPEAK OUT AGAINST CONGESTION PRICING event
SUNDAY, April 6th at 7:00 PM
Xavarian High School
7100 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Please come and speak out so that our elected officials in Albany can know how New Yorker's REALLY feel about this plan before they vote.
Promoted by Liza on 23 April.
Dear Friends and Readers of TDG,
Many friends, family, community residents (and sometimes even complete strangers to me) have urged me to run in 2009 for the Council seat of the 14th Councilmanic District (Bronx), which is currently represented by Councilwoman Maria Baez.
I will say, here, for the first time in public, that I am giving it serious consideration and hope to make a decision by August or September of this year.
Many believe that I am related to Jose Rivera (Chair of the Bronx Democratic Party) his son, Joel (NYC Councilmember & Majority Leader) and daughter Naomi (NYS Assemblywoman). While I am not, I do consider myself a friend and I believe that the Bronx, City & State are better thanks to elected officials like Jose, Joel & Naomi. If I decide to run, Without any doubts, I will reach out to them for their support.
In the coming months, I will be reaching out to several unions, elected officials, community leaders and friends and get their take on a possible HAILE RIVERA FOR CITY COUNCIL candidacy.