As we settle into the school year and those who observed wrap up the Jewish High Holidays, we have a lot to look forward to and a lot to get done together.
On Tuesday, November 6, please turn over your ballot to vote yes to get big money out of New York City politics, along with resources and term limits for Community Boards. Pledge to vote at BenKallos.com/charter/pledge.
In September, we cut the ribbon on a new stretch of the East River Esplanade and hundreds of school seats at two new pre-kindergarten centers. As part of an effort to avoid another shortfall on school seats, legislation I authored passed the City Council to add necessary transparency to the school planning process. With school buses going missing for hours and our city's children along with them, I've introduced legislation to allow parents to keep track of their kids on the bus. You can testify at the bill's hearing on October 16.
Please join us in October at the Senior Health Fair with no-cost flu shots, the College Affordability and Excelsior Scholarship Event, Drag Queen Story Hour, and the rollout of Community Policing on the Upper East Side. Celebrate Halloween at Asphalt Green, on East 91st Street, on Roosevelt Island, or at the Halloween Howl.
Make your voice heard as we Rally Against Overdevelopment or propose your idea to reduce tax assessments at the Property Tax Reform Commission.
You've got every opportunity this month to participate in your government and make your voice heard.
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OCTOBER EVENT INVITES
Senior Health Fair
Community Policing Meet and Greet
Drag Queen Story Hour
Fresh Food Box
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25; 3:30pm–6:30pm
Citi Bike Street Skills
Mobile District Hours
10/9, 10/24, 11am–2pm