Friday, February 6, 2015

Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Reports On Ferries, Homeless Outreach, CitiBike Locations, Partipatory Budgeting, Community Board Membership And More At February RIRA Meeting

Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos (District 5)

Image Of NYC Council District 5 Which Includes Roosevelt Island From NYC CM Ben Kallos

spoke to the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council during it's February 4 meeting Public Session.

Mr. Kallos discussed volunteer efforts to help the homeless

and reports in his February 2014 newsletter:
Helping the Homeless

I hope you will take a moment to read about how you can help the homeless in my Our Town column. Please join me and 3,000 volunteers for the 10th Annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on February 9, 2015 starting at 10:30pm, to canvass the neighborhood and count how many people are living unsheltered. Training is available from DHS at Hunter College for a team that will survey the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Sites available throughout the city on a first come first served basis. Volunteers must be at least 18 or at least 16 and accompanied by an adult. The information collected will help their outreach teams improve support and services for our city’s homeless population. Please visit or call me so I can help get you registered to volunteer
Mr. Kallos announced an Upcoming Citibike location information forum

Citi Bike Forum

Do you want a say in how CitiBike operates in our neighborhood? With the bike share program expanding, it is essential that our community has a say. The Department of Transportation is holding a forum that I am co-sponsoring on CitiBike on the East Side. Please join us:

Thursday, February 12

Sessions Begin at 6pm and 7pm, Christ Church, 524 Park Avenue (at 60th St.)

Mr. Kallos also discussed Roosevelt Island ferry service, participatory budgeting, appointment of Community Board members and his February 8 State of the District Address among other topics.

Click here for the February 2015 District Newsletter from NYC Council Member Ben Kallos.