Monday, March 7, 2011

ATTENTION: City Council Hearings to Discuss Weather Legislation; 3/9; 1PM

Council Member Letitia James would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who wrote in and participated in the City Council's joint hearings on the City's and MTA's response to the December 2010 blizzard.

The Council got significant and meaningful feedback from hundreds of New Yorkers who know their communities and their organizations best. This, together with the nearly 25 hours of public testimony we received at our hearings, has provided many worthwhile legislative and policy ideas for improving future emergency weather responses.

Next Wednesday, March 9th, beginning at 1 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the City Council will be holding a public hearing on these ideas with the goal of improving planning, preparedness, coordination and communication.

Legislation establishing a transparent snow planning and management process, ensuring private sector resources are sufficient and available when needed, addressing problems in emergency management, and improving communication between the Administration, public officials and the public are among the legislation that will be discussed.

Please contact the Office of Council Member Letitia James at (212) 788-7081 for more information.

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