Senator Golden Announces State Appointments Of Capetanakis And Texeira

Martin J. Golden

April 13, 2005

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving the following appointments of two Brooklyn residents: Charles Capetanakis to serve on the New York State Municipal Bond Bank Agency and Daniel J. Texeira to serve on the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board.

Senator Marty Golden stated "Charles Capetanakis and Dan Texeira have proven throughout the years to be distinguished public servants within our community who have made a difference and who have brought about change. I am confident that they will both continue in this manner to serve New York State. The contributions of Mr. Capetanakis and Mr. Texeira will be important to the workings of the Municipal Bond Bank Agency and the Public Transportation Safety Board."

Charles Capetanakis, an attorney and former President of Community School Board 20, was appointed to the Municipal Bond Bank Agency. MBBA is a New York State public benefit corporation and the function is to give State municipalities access to capital markets, which in turn encourages continued investor interest in municipal bonds and notes.

Daniel J. Texeira, Community Board 10 member and St. Anselm’s Youth Activities leader, was appointed to the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board. The Safety Board, created in 1984, is statutorily responsible for the safety oversight of all public transportation systems operating in New York State which receive State Transit Operating Assistance.

The mission of the PTSB is to reduce the number, rate and severity of public transportation accidents through accident investigations, the recommendation of new legislation, and conducting system safety program field audits.