The current crisis over the operation of the New York State Senate has been characterized as an embarrassment, a calamity, a circus, a joke, and worse. Citizens statewide have expressed their outrage over the current stalemate that has turned the legislative process upside down and made a mockery of New York State government.
NORC: “AGING IN PLACE” WITH NEIGHBORSby NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery
The growing trend of senior citizens desiring to “age-in-place” in supportive living environments has paved the way for an innovative living concept: NORCs or Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. These intergenerational “communities” can be apartment buildings, housing complexes, or neighborhoods not originally intended for retirement or senior housing.
MEMO FROM SENATOR VELMANETTE MONTGOMERY AND COUNCILWOMAN LETITIA JAMESRe: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between New York State, New York City and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC)
The Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states that the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) staff intends to seek the approval of the ESDC Board of Directors to have ESDC engage in the following activities:EMINENT DOMAIN by State Takeover—The State, through ESDC, will:• adopt a general project plan, conduct public hearings and take s
SENATOR MONTGOMERY ENDORSES UNITY PLAN AS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE PROPOSAL FOR DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN AT FEBRUARY 24TH “DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT” COMMUNITY FORUMBlasts Bloomberg’s $100 Million in Subsidies to Build A Brooklyn Arena While City Schools Get Cut $1.3 Billion in Construction Costs
Mayor Bloomberg proposes to spend $100 million of City dollars to help Forest City Ratner build an arena in downtown Brooklyn. At the same time the Mayor is planning to cut $1.3 BILLION in school construction dollars.
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Place: Meeting Room 5, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
A major topic of discussion during this year’s Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus Weekend will be the diminished voting strength of persons and communities of color due to New York’s felony disenfranchisement law and redistricting practices that have disturbing parallels to the "Three-Fifths" clause of the U.S.