Legislative Report: Week of June 12, 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 Legislative Board Meeting. Attended the Metro North Railroad Commuter Council Meeting to discuss concerns and comments about the Railroad with Metro North President Giulietti. Attended the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting to meet with the State and Local Liaison to the National Transportation Safety Board to discuss the NTSB, its purpose and organization, and its investigative process. Responded to multiple calls and emails regarding the Dutchess County Comptroller’s inappropriate racial and homosexual tweets and retweets; jail expansion and the jail pods; domestic violence and child protective service issues; voting rights information and registration; Tax Scofflaw Driver License Suspension Initiative; the increase in drug addiction in the county; Dutchess BOCES and their false advertising and deceptive practices as it relates to their welding classes/certifications in 2013; and the Fair Housing Act. Handled a variety of tasks regarding the organization and promotion of the 3rd Annual Health and Wellness Fair as well as the Blood Drive with the American Red Cross in English and in Spanish. Working on preparing for the Pavillion Condominium Annual Meeting and various issues concerning the development.

Events: 3rd Annual Southern Dutchess Health and Wellness Fair and blood drive took place at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers Falls took place Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Letters: Signed on to a letter supporting the establishment of a State Paint Stewardship Program. The purpose of the program would enable the paint manufacturing industry to develop and implement a post-consumer paint management system for the reuse, recycling and proper disposal of paint in New York. Also signed on to a letter to Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro calling on Dutchess County to follow the example of Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and sign an executive order calling for 100% of the county’s energy to come from renewable resources.