October News: Final Hearing on Blood Center, General Election, Fighting Illegal Short Term Rentals, Music and Bouncy Houses in Our Parks
These next few months are going to be busier than you would expect as the Council seeks to pass a flurry of legislation and the Mayor seeks to push through rezonings.
The Blood Center's 334-foot Commercial Tower proposal is coming to a final hearing at the Council, where we need you to come out to save JREC, save St. Catherine's Park, and save the neighborhood. I hope to see you at the final hearing on October 20th when we take back City Hall.
During Climate Week, the City Council passed my legislation to direct $20 billion in city spending toward combating climate change. We also heard legislation I authored to combat illegal short term rentals so residents no longer have to compete with tourists for housing. Speaking of housing, I've proposed making those temporary pressurized walls you see everywhere legal, so you can legally add a wall to give a roommate or your child a room.
With Early Voting and Absentee Ballots, voting starts in October, and you won't want to miss your chance to pick our next Mayor, City Council Member, or vote on how to amend our State Constitution.
Fun in our neighborhood parks continues in October with bouncy houses for Family Days at John Jay Park, St. Catherine’s Park, and Samuel Seabury, as well as music at Andrew Haswell Green Park and Ruppert Park. Please join us for First Friday "Policy in the Park" edition this Friday the 1st.