The March meeting introduced many resolutions and a very thorough presentation on NYC Organics Collection Program
MARCH MINUTES. Among the first orders of business were various activities surrounding the March Against Guns, scheduled for March 24th and a Gun Control Forum featuring State Senator Brian Kavanaugh on March 18. Deb Sherman and Allison Greenberg, of the ad hoc Gun Control Committee, announced a high school walkout at the Clinton School on March 14 in honor of a student who was killed in the recent shootout. Poster making, logistics and two resolutions highlighted the discussion. See the more on these resolutions.
The March Minutes also reported on the election for the two State Committee positions. Ben Yee, current State Committeeman, running unopposed and Rachel Lavine, current State Committeewoman also running unopposed. Ben won his endorsement with 29 in support and one no endorsement; Rachel was reelected unanimously, with 30 in support.
Nat Johnson, chair of the Environmental Committee, introduced Tal Zakan, Senior Coordinator of Recycling and Sustainability, who gave a comprehensive slide show and presentation on the state of composting in the Village, with advice on how to organize your building and what should and can be composted. This was followed by an animated discussion.
A resolution calling for the MTA and the DOT to Suspend the Radical 14th Street Transportation Plan Imposed by the Shutdown of the L Train Tunnel, ran into some strong opposition. A friendly amendment was offered re the City and Country School on West 13th Street, which was accepted, but ultimately the resolution was sent back to the ad hoc committee, composed of Jonathan, Ed, David Siffert, and Janet Liff. Here is the final Resolution on the L Train.
Another resolution on the Tech Alley Impact on the Community was read, calling for zoning changes to be implemented to preserve affordability in the area. This passed unanimously.
Jen Hoppe reported on the Governor’s Report on the Status of NY Women and Girls 2018, created by Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor, and Melissa DeRosa, first female Secretary to the Governor. She presented a slideshow on five major areas: Health, Safety, Workplace, Girls, and Family. This was a comprehensive look at what has been done and still needs to be done in NYS regarding the status of women.