UCCA Holds Annual Breakfast

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the United Community Civic Association's annual breakfast, where executives and elected officials gathered to discuss various regional issues.

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on February 3. Civic and community leaders, community board representatives, major commercial, industrial and hospital chief executive officers and administrators were invited to speak on various topics from the city budget, hydrofracking, garbage pick up, education and quality of life issues.


The panel of city and state elected officials included City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller John Liu, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymembers Aravella Simotas and Michael DenDekker, Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Peter Vallone Jr. and District Leader Costa Constantinides.


UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo brought the meeting to order and Breakfast Chair Maureen Allen introduced the guests.


Gianaris began the meeting by discussing the recent victory over the gentlemen’s club Gypsy Rose which was denied a liquor license. The senator also spoke about JetBlue in Long Island City. Gianaris discussed the issues facing LIC and Bryant H.S. questioning the Department of Education’s policy. Redistricting was also a topic of concern for the senator.

Read the full article here.