Senator Montgomery and local, state and federal environmental experts recently engaged in a discussion about the future of the Gowanus Canal at a community forum the Senator organized forcitizens who are concerned about Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) and other water quality issues.
I am State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I represent the 18th Senate District, which includes Sunset Park, Red Hook, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a part of Ocean Hill -- which encompasses over three hundred thousand (300,000) residents. This includes Farragut, Ingersoll and Whitman Houses and Vinegar Hill, communities immediately surrounding the Admiral’s Row area
At a recent conference convened by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and hosted by Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC), the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner John C. Egandiscussed the "nuts and bolts" of state procurement opportunities with 55 small business owners from Southwest Brooklyn.
The Commissioner's talk included suggestions for accessing and competing forstate contracts valued at an estimated $3.1 billion, which OGS oversees.
Brooklyn, NY (October 10, 2007): In the wake of the NYS Health Department’s rejection of $3.5 million in federal funds for abstinence-only programs, New York State and City lawmakers, together with more than 50 advocates for youth, have proposed a comprehensive, three-pronged Teen Health Agenda aimed at safeguarding New York’s young people from sexually-transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy.
Wednesday, October 10, 20074:00 p.m.LIU Downtown Brooklyn Campus*Campus Courtyard(between the Cyber Cafe and the Library Learning Center underpass)Enter at DeKalb Avenue and Hudson Avenue* LIU Downtown Brooklyn Campus is accessible by the 4/5 or 2/3 trains to Nevins Street, the B, M, Q or R
SENATOR MONTGOMERY LAUDS NEW CONGESTION PRICING BILL Citizens To Have Input In The Plan
I am happy to report to everyone who wrote and called my office that the Legislature passed a Congestion Pricing Bill which was signed into law by the Governor (S6432 / A9362). The new law sets a schedule and benchmarks to be met and ensures broad public and Citywide input into the final plan. By next January, the Legislature expects to receive a final plan for implementation.
Albany, NY (June 12, 2007): To help move women from welfare into meaningful, living-wage jobs, the state may soon by required to better prepare public assistance recipients for non-traditional employment that pays sustainable wages under legislation recently approved by the Senate and Assembly.
Sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn), the legislation (S.3201/A.3366) now goes to the Governor for consideration before becoming law.
Albany, New York (April 5, 2006): Responding to a plan recently announced by Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Police Commissioner Kelly to add 800 police officers to the City’s force, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and 25 other state lawmakers called on these city officials to designate 400 of the new recruits as youth officers and assign them to precincts in at-risk communities citywide.
Albany, NY (May 9, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Democratic colleagues unveiled this week a comprehensive plan that responds to New York's foreclosure crisis which has victimized thousands of borrowers in her Senate District and elsewhere throughout New York. The plan was announced during a press conference at the State Capitol in Albany.
Albany, NY (April 9, 2007): "New York has reaffirmed its commitment to patients and healthcare workers," said State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), in announcing the adoption of the 2007-08 State Budget, which includes more than $37 billion in spending for direct medical services, including Medicaid and community health care.
Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2007): More than 200 Brooklyn youth engaged in meaningful dialogue abouthealth care, crime, after-school programs, jobs, higher education and other topics important to them and their peers at a recent Youth Conference sponsored by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn).
The forum was co-sponsored and hosted by the CAMBA Beacon IS 271 School on Herkimer Street, which is located in Montgomery’s Brooklyn Senate District.
Albany, NY (March 16, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) joined recently with her Senate colleagues in confirming the reappointment of Honorable Judith S. Kaye as Chief Judge of the State of New York. Appointed by Governor Cuomo in 1993, Judge Kaye is the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary’s highest office ,and she is the longest serving Chief Judge in New York’s history.
Albany, NY (February 27, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is hosting two community meetings to respond to issues raised by her constituents surrounding health care concerns of women of the Diaspora community, and topics important to youth.
Local city, state and federal elected officials are co-sponsoring the events, along with governmental agencies and non-profit community-based organizations.
The forums are free-of-charge and open to the public: