NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY NORMAN SIEGEL CONVENED A PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL ON THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS TO CONDUCT ITS OWN CONCRETE TESTING IN THE WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AND INDICTMENTS OF PRIVATE TESTERS
Senator Adams remarks on Governor Paterson’s Executive Order to allow NYC OTB to file for bankruptcy:
“During the almost forty-year history of New York State off-track betting, New York City has become the leading betting region in the state, with a handle closing in on $1 billion. As elements in a public benefit corporation, regional OTB locations, including those in New York City, provide both state and local government with millions of dollars in revenue to help mitigate the cost of essential projects.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, holds a public hearing entitled “The Future of New York City OTB.” The hearing examined the circumstances that have led to the current financial crisis at NYC OTB and initiate a dialogue on processes that can repair the corporation and get it back “on track.”
NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS WILL CONVENE HIS 3RD ANNUAL “CRADLE TO COLLEGE - PARENT EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR” ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009. SUPPORTED BY COMPTROLLER BILL THOMPSON, THE SEMINAR WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER YOUTH-RELATED ISSUES.