Queens Lawmakers on the Move Jan. 15, 2021

Queens County City Council News

AOC to Hold Town Hall About Attack on Capitol

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is holding a virtual town hall for her constituents of New York’s 14th Congressional District on Friday.

She will review Congress’ response to the attack on the Capitol, including this week’s impeachment proceedings. She will also take questions from the audience.

To send a question ahead of time, please email [email protected] or call 718-662-5970 with your name, neighborhood and question. Spanish translation and CART open captions will be available.

NY-14 constituents are encouraged to sign up online. People who would like to watch but don’t live in NY-14, are invited to watch a live stream on YouTube.

The virtual town hall will be held on Friday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

AG James Lauds Tax Lien Sale Reform

State Attorney General Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on reforms to the tax lien sale:

“Over the last few months, I have worked hard with stakeholders and lawmakers to address the problems associated with New York City’s tax lien sale program. I have long believed it is unjust to sell the debt that struggling homeowners owe to the city for water or taxes to private, profit-seeking enterprises. The lien sale program subjects homeowners already facing adverse circumstances to interest rates that compound daily, and thereby jeopardizes their homeownership and risks shifting wealth from individuals and families to private banks and real estate prospectors.

“After a lot of work, I understand that advocates and the city have reached an agreement on legislation that will be more equitable, less prone to abuse, and will chart the city on a course to a new program that will prioritize homeownership, neighborhood preservation, and affordable housing, over maximizing profits for private enterprises. I support this development. Thank you to my partners in government and to the many advocates for finding a way to move the city in the right direction.”

BP Richards Hosts RCV Trainings

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is hosting a series of virtual trainings to ensure that Queens residents are fully informed when filling out their ballots as the city implements Ranked Choice Voting. 

The first in the series of virtual trainings will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. 
To RSVP for the training, fill out this form before Jan. 18.