Legislative Report: Week of April 10, 2014

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo, District 14, D – Town of Wappinger

32C Scarborough Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Tel: 845-418-3162

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Email: francena.amparo@gmail.com

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Activities: Attended the Legislative Committee and Board meetings. Attended my local board meeting at the Pavillion Condominium. Spoke with Senator Gillibrand’s office and Congressman Maloney’s office regarding the revised FEMA Flood Plain Maps and in communication with constituents regarding same. Conducted outreach to local churches regarding the 3rd Annual Southern Dutchess Health and Wellness Fair and Blood Drive. Met with the Community Director of the March of Dimes organization regarding community outreach. Responded to multiple calls and emails regarding: the county airport’s feasibility study; item pricing; Common Core and the lack of diversity in the local public school districts; voting rights information; the energy tax; the repeal of the energy tax; hydrofracking; college scholarships; job opportunities; and the need for youth programs. Also had various communications regarding the MTA audit and the upcoming Metro North Customer Outreach Meetings. Conducted research regarding hydrofracking, geothermal energy and crude oil spills.

Events: Organizing the 3rd Annual Southern Dutchess Health and Wellness Fair at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers Falls on Saturday, June 7th. Sponsoring a Blood Drive June 7th as well. The rain date is Sunday, June 8th.

Legislation: Voted to repeal the energy tax on residential energy sources. A yes vote was noted for an appointee of the Resource Recovery Agency and I would like it noted for the record that I do not support resolution 2014095 as this appointee engage in inappropriate political remarks and pay to play with the county. Was going to vote against resolutions 2014081-83 because there are no indemnification clauses protecting the county from liability. However the matter was tabled until next month for further review and discussion.