Legislative Report

Legislative Report for March 10, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the democratic caucus meeting and hosted a public forum regarding the jail in the City of Poughkeepsie.  Conducting extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/Jail Proposal.  Uncovered conflict of interest concerns.  City of Poughkeepsie should be be an involved agency every step of the way regarding this proposal.  We need to seriously address the many environmental concerns and full environmental impact of the jail.  Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; FEMA; and local community events. Managed social media content.

Leg. Report for Mar. 3, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Legislative Committee Meeting of the Whole, the jail forum in Beacon and the Metro North Commuter Council Meeting.  Met with the Girl Scouts in Wappingers Falls and participated a Raise the Wage event with 1199 SEIU.  Conducting extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/jail construction.  Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; FEMA; and local community events. Managed social media content.

Legislative Report for Feb. 11, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended Legislative Committee and Board Meetings.  Also attended the Village Board Meeting. Met with 3 constituents. Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county jail; community events; and Metro North. Conducted extensive research on the SEQR process for the DCJTC/jail construction and started reading the Expanded Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Bills: Voted for Lead Agency Resolution.  Although the County Legislature didn’t receive the EAF report which was dated August 6, 2015 until last week, under SEQR, the County became lead agency back in September by operation of law.  A Notice of Intent Letter was sent out back in August of 2015 to all involved agencies and no one objected to it.

Legislative Report for Feb. 4, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities: Attended the legislative leadership meeting; the democratic caucus meeting; and a Black History event. Met with 3 constituents. Responded to various calls and emails regarding the county airport; the county jail; community events; and Metro North. Conducted extensive research on the SEQR process for the jail construction and started reading the Expanded Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Legislative Report for Jan. 28, 2016

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the monthly county legislative board meeting and committee meeting.  Met with new Supervisor for the Town of Wappinger. Responded to calls and emails regarding a number of local issues, including, but not limited to the county jail; agriculture; FEMA; the county airport; economic development and the lack of good quality jobs; public safety issues; and upcoming community events.  Managed website and social media content.

 

Legislative Report for Jan. 21, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Democratic Caucus meeting.  Met with an advocate who works with reentry.  Responded to calls and emails regarding a number of local issues, including, but not limited to the county jail; agriculture; the county airport; economic development and the lack of good quality jobs; public safety issues; and upcoming community events.  Managed website and social media content.

Legislative Report for Jan. 14, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended an open house for a constituent.  Responded to calls and emails regarding a number of local issues, including, but not limited to the county jail; agriculture; the county airport; economic development and the lack of good quality jobs; immigration; public safety issues; safe staffing; and upcoming community events.  Managed website and social media content.

Legislative Report for Jan 7, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Attended the Democratic Caucus and the County Board Meetings.   Responded to emails regarding county vehicles; the legislative chairmanship; the fight for $15/hr.; criminal justice reform and our mental health crisis; economic development; and upcoming community events.

Bills: Voted against Dale Borchert for Chairman.

 

Legislative Report for Dec. 10, 2015

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Activities:  Continued my review of the 2016 Proposed County Budget and conducted research pertaining to the resolution reducing the hours of Dutchess County Airport operations.  Attended the Board Meeting regarding the same.  Addressed some commuter concerns regarding the MTA and parking tickets being issued at the New Hamburg Train Station by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.  Responded to calls and emails regarding the airport; the fight for increase in wages; criminal justice reform and our mental health crisis; economic development; family services and affordable housing; the 2016 County Budget; the Wappinger FEMA LOMR Application; and upcoming community events.

Bills: Voted against the 2016 Proposed County Budget and the resolution  reducing the hours of Dutchess County Airport operations.