Liz Krueger's Testimony

Sen. Krueger and Sen. Hoylman's Letter to the City Council Regarding the Mayor's East Midtown Rezoning Plan

Sen. Krueger and her colleague Sen. Brad Hoylman submitted the following joint letter to the City Council for its hearing on Mayor Bloomberg's East Midtown rezoning proposal. They argued that the plan in its current form is the flawed result of a rushed process, and that it would need dramatic, major changes in order to accomplish its stated goal of ensuring East Midtown's future as a premier commercial hub.

 

October 23, 2013
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Testimony to City Planning on Mayor Bloomberg's East Midtown Rezoning Proposal

On August 7, Sen. Krueger testified before the City Planning Commission, registering her concerns regarding the Mayor’s proposed rezoning of 73 blocks of East Midtown. In Sen. Krueger's view, Mayor Bloomberg's overly-rushed plan fails to properly address major concerns and doesn’t achieve its own goal stated goal – securing East Midtown’s future as a premier business district.

August 8, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony on the First Avenue Estates' Landmark Application

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for its June 11 public hearing considering the First Avenue Estates.

July 1, 2013
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony in Support of Landmarking the Former Tammany Hall

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for its June 25 public hearing on landmarking the former Tammany Hall building on Union Square East.

July 1, 2013
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Testimony to DHCR on Proposed Rent Regulation Amendments

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the state Division of Homes & Community Renewal (DHCR) hearing on proposed changes to the rules governing rent regulation. The proposed changes largely represent a major step forward for protecting tenants -- read Sen. Krueger's full testimony below to learn how.

June 10, 2013
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Testimony on Mayor's Rezoning Proposal for East Midtown

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony for the Multi-Board Task Force's Hearing on the mayor's East Midtown rezoning proposal. The plan would upzone 73 blocks of East Midtown around the Grand Central area, and has the potential to dramatically change the character of East Midtown.

May 13, 2013
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Letter to CBS Regarding AirBnB and the Illegal Hotel Industry

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht, regarding a segment promoting and inaccurately characterizing the "AirBnB" online service. AirBnB and similar websites enable the illegal hotel industry, which puts tourists and neighborhood residents alike at risk, and removes affordable apartments from a housing market that is already stretched too thin.

December 21, 2012
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg: Post-Sandy Flooding Concerns and the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the E. 91st St. Marine Transfer Station and how new, post-Sandy riverfront flooding concerns could impact planning around the MTS.

The new concerns raised by Sandy and increasing frequency of extreme weather and flooding make it a necessity for stakeholders on every side of the MTS debate to reevaluate plans for this facility, given the MTS site's location on the East River waterfront. Sen. Krueger has consistently opposed the mayor's plan to create this new waste transfer facility in the middle of a densely populated residential neighborhood, but in the wake of the "superstorm," officials and planners on all sides of this debate should reevaluate plans to take into account the new flooding concerns.

December 21, 2012
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Letter to the Dept. of Finance on Tax Assessments for Residents Affected by the 2nd Avenue Subway Project

Sen. Krueger sent the following letter to the New York City Department of Finance, which recently gave a presentation for the community on tax assessments for real estate in the Upper East Side affected by the 2nd Avenue Subway project. The letter asks a detailed series of questions about the assessment process, in an attempt to investigate possible solutions to the inappropriate assessments faced by residents affected by the project.

December 21, 2012
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Testimony at the City Council Oversight Hearing on Administration of the 2012 General Election

Sen. Krueger offered this testimony at the New York City Council's oversight hearing regarding election-day problems in the 2012 general elections and needed reforms to improve election administration and protect New Yorkers' right to vote without hindrance.

December 5, 2012
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Sen. Krueger's Testimony on the Need for Changes to the Rent Stabilization Code

Below are an embedded copy and a download link for Sen. Krueger's testimony Tuesday, August 28, to the Division of Housing and Community Renewal regarding the state's Rent Stabilization Code.

August 29, 2012
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Letter from Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs on Contraceptive Coverage

Sen. Krueger and her fellow co-chairs of the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus submitted the following letter to federal agencies considering changes to the exemption rules and religious accomodations for the contraceptive coverage requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act, affirming the Caucus' position that contraceptive and reproductive healthcare coverage must remain available and accessible for all.

June 21, 2012
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Testimony on Rent Guidelines Board's Proposed Increases

Sen. Krueger submitted the following testimony to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, arguing that the process that led to this year's proposed increases is in need of reform, and arguing further that this year's proposed guidelines should be significantly lower.

June 18, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Writes SUNY Charter Schools Institute Regarding Proposed Charter School Co-Locations in District 2

Sen. Krueger wrote to the SUNY Charter School Institute regarding the Success Charter Network's application to co-locate two charter schools in District 2's already crowded facilities. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute is currently considering the charter school network's application.

May 22, 2012
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Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger Before the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings Regarding Intro 404 to Increase the Fines Levels for Illegal Hotel Violations

My name is Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the East Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan. I want to thank Chairperson Erik Martin Dilan and the members of the City Council Housing and Buildings Committee for providing me with the opportunity to testify today in support of Intro 404, which I believe is a critically important piece of legislation.

December 13, 2011
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Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger Before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regarding the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

My name is State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the East Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan.

I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing.

December 1, 2011
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Senator Krueger's Testimony Before the LATFOR Hearing on Redistricting

TESTIMONY OF STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER

BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON

DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND REAPPORTIONMENT (LATFOR)

REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING

September 21, 2011

Good morning. I am Liz Krueger, the State Senator for the 26th District, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown and Midtown in Manhattan. I am here to testify on the importance of a transparent and open process for establishing new legislative districts, and for the creation of districts that meet basic standards of equity and that ensure representation to the diverse communities that make up our state.

September 21, 2011
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Senator Krueger's Community Bulletin: June 2011

Message from Liz . . .

As the end of session approaches, movement toward resolution on key issues facing our state remains excruciatingly slow. Last month I talked about two of those issues – rent law renewal and marriage equality – and I will devote this message to yet another outstanding issue - ethics reform. Since the beginning of session, Governor Cuomo has been trumpeting this issue, and as more of my colleagues - and former colleagues - are indicted, convicted or sentenced, the need for stronger laws only grows clearer.

June 6, 2011
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Senator Krueger Joins Other Electeds in Letter to Chancellor Walcott Regarding Overcrowding at East Side Middle School

Dear Chancellor Walcott:

We are writing regarding the future enrollment at East Side Middle School. Parents and staff at the school have expressed their concerns that the DOE’s apparent plans will lead to significant overcrowding at the school and a loss of many of the features that have made East Side Middle School a success over the years.

May 16, 2011
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Testimony Before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regarding the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale on November 10, 2009

My name is Kyle Sklerov and I am testifying on behalf of State Senator Liz Krueger who represents the 26th Senate District, which includes the East Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan. 

I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) on Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale.  While I understand the desire of the State and the DEC to finalize these regulations and start drilling as soon as possible, I have serious concerns about a number of the possible consequences if these regulations are allowed to move forward without any changes.

July 15, 2010
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