Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Dec. 3, 2020

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Deutsch, Yeger Smoothing out Summons

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch

Councilman Chaim Deutsch (Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Homecrest) and City Councilman Kalman Yeger (D-Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood) announced a forum they will hold with the office of administrative trials and hearings to explain how summons work. 

Receiving a city summons can be a confusing experience for homeowners and small business proprietors. Whether it’s issued by the Department of Health, Department of Sanitation, or any other city agency, a city-issued summons is always adjudicated through the Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH). This agency functions as the central administrative law court for the City of New York.

“If you’ve ever been the recipient of a summons (or if you’d like to know more about how to avoid one), you are encouraged to participate in a forum with OATH. Agency officials will offer expert advice about how to navigate the hearing process, resources that are available to aid in your defense, and other important information about summonses issued by New York City agencies,” they wrote. 

This event is slated to take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. To join, fill out this link 

Need a Mask? Eugene Will Help 

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene Photo by Phoebe Taylor Vuolo

Council Member Mathieu Eugene (D-Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens) will partner with The Met Council, The Council of People’s Organization, and The Haitian Emergency Health and Disaster Organization to provide free food and masks to the community in front of the District Office. 

“Since August, I have been fortunate to partner with community organizations to provide free food and masks to hundreds of underserved residents and their families,” said Eugene. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a serious public health issue for all New Yorkers, and we still have friends and neighbors in this area who are at-risk and need resources to stay healthy. By providing food and masks to those who are dealing with financial instability and food insecurity, we are helping numerous families get through this crisis. It is important to me to demonstrate what is possible when we work together as a society and do what is right for our neighbors who are struggling. I am very appreciative to the organizations and volunteers who have assisted with this event, and I remain committed to doing everything in my power to provide these resources to those who need them most.”

This event is slated to take place at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 3 at 900 Rogers Street, in East Flatbush.

Gillibrand Meets with Tony Blinken

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement following her meeting with Secretary of State-designate Tony Blinken.  

“Today I had a constructive and deeply informative conversation with Secretary of State-designate Tony Blinken about the incoming Biden administration’s approach to U.S. foreign policy and national security. Tony is a dedicated and uniquely qualified public servant whose extensive experience in world affairs will help restore American leadership and repair our relationships with our allies,m” said Gillibrand.

“I urged Tony to focus on preventing future pandemics with a whole-of-government one health approach, to prioritize positioning the United States to compete with China over the long run, and to work on strengthening women’s rights and education in the Middle East. Our conversation made clear that under the Biden administration, the State Department will once again be staffed with empowered, experienced, and accomplished public servants ready to stand up for our values at home and abroad,” she said.

Rose Bids a Farewell 

Max Rose
U.S. Rep. Max Rose

U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-Southern Brooklyn, Staten Island)  will deliver a farewell address to Congress tomorrow reflecting on his last two years of service to New York’s 11th Congressional District.

 This event is slated to take place at 10 a.m. today, Dec 3 at this link