Legislative Report: Week of April 17, 2014

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

32C Scarborough Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Tel: 845-418-3162

EFax: 914-239-4543

Email: francena.amparo@gmail.com

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Web: http://www.famparo.com


Activities: Attended the Metro North Railroad Commuter Council meeting and the Wappinger Historical Society meeting.  Spoke with a representative from Congressman Maloney’s office and a representative from FEMA regarding the revised FEMA Flood Plain Maps and in communication with constituents regarding same.  Responded to multiple calls and emails regarding: the county airport; domestic violence concerns; 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; the MTA payroll tax; DC Eastern Gov’t Center; hydrofracking and local community events. Conducted research regarding crude oil spills, utility easements and the county jail.

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.

Letter:  Signed on a letter for calling for an immediate moratorium on crude oil shipments on barge/train on/near our rivers. Also signed on a letter calling on state officials to allow local governments to set their own minimum wage rates.