VID’s October 2019 Meeting Covered the County Committee, Early Voting, the New York Health Act and a Vote on the Five Ballot Proposals for NYC Charter Revisions. President David Siffert opened the October 2019 meeting with an account of the recent County Committee meeting, saying the acting chair had refused to count votes, upsetting Arthur Schwartz, the law co-chair of the County Committee and our District Leader, who tried to make the process fair. There will be no elections for two years, so David warned us we must get our ducks in a row. The New York Health Act Forum was […]
Manhattan-Wide County Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at Riverbank State Park Thursday, October 3rd, 6pm Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park 679 Riverside Drive Public Transit Directions ● Members from across the borough will elect leadership for the Manhattan-Wide County Committee ● County Committee members will discuss and vote on the rules of the Manhattan Party, including whether the County Leader can hold a lobbying position. ● Remainder of agenda to be announced.
REDUCE-REUSE-REPAIR GRANT: ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), Citizens Committee for NYC, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer invite community groups and individuals to apply for a grant to design and implement innovative projects that will help achieve New York City’s waste prevention, reuse and repair goals. These projects should help the City of New York eventually reuse 100% of all waste that can be reused, repaired, refurbished, or salvaged for spare parts, and pioneer models that can be replicated throughout the City. Apply at: http://www.manhattanswab.org/reduce-reuse-repair-grant Safe Disposal Event, Sunday, Sept. 22, Union Square 10am […]
The July 2019 General Meeting covered planning for Primaries, affordable housing, the recount in Queens, the proposed 45 story prison construction at 124 White Street…and pidgeon kidnapping. Full Meeting Minutes Here President David Siffert opened the July 2019 General Meeting by citing the successful Primary, in which Jen Hoppe won the District Leader position unopposed, and the Judicial Delegates also won unopposed. Among his announcements: A Judicial Candidates Forum in Soho on August 5, set up for the delegates, but anyone is welcome to attend. A call to attend the July 12 protest of the border camps, at Broadway and Reade […]