Monday, February 4, 2008

Reminder from Senator Jose Serrano of 2/7 Eastwood Housing Forum and Constituent Service Hours

Below is a message from State Senator Jose Serrano to Roosevelt Island residents.

The Senator continues to fight for housing affordability and justice on Roosevelt Island and throughout the 28th District. He hosts the Eastwood Housing Forum this Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd. Community forum followed by one-on-one attention from people in the know and experts in the field. Confirmed attendees include Urban American management, DHCR, Center for Independence of the Disabled NY, Citywide Task Force on Housing Court, and Legal Director Paul Kushner at Eviction Intervention Services (EIS). The event is co-sponsored with the Eastwood Residents Association and EIS. Click here for the flyer.

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Serrano constituent services hours on the island are this Tuesday, February 5th from 3 to 7 p.m. in the RIOC offices @ 591 Main Street. If possible, bring a photocopy of any paperwork you may have related to the situation or issue you wish to discuss so that we may better serve you. RIOC elections take place the same day, and Senator Serrano wishes every candidate the best of luck. "I applaud this fabulous step toward greater engagement and democratic representation on the island," he said.
Both Serrano and Assembly Member Micah Kellner have regular constituent office hours on Roosevelt Island and to my knowledge maintain excellent communication with the community. I wish the same could be said for Council Member Jessica Lappin who does not maintain regularly scheduled office hours on Roosevelt Island (does she even have Any Roosevelt Island office hours?) although to be fair she did make a brief appearance at last Saturday's RIOC Nominee Candidate's forum. As a reader to this post put it:
Has Lappin been seen or heard from lately? Since the press conference on the Kahn FDR memorial. Her web site looks like it hasn't been updated since October.
A report from 2/24/07 Main Street WIRE from 2007 housing forum here and more here.