Residents will get a chance to Q&A with four elected officials, all at once.
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Roosevelt Island’s elected officials have written to the director of the New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) seeking a reversal of a decision that abolishes the community’s Public Purpose Fund.
The FDR Hope Memorial planned for Southpoint Park got a shot in the arm earlier this month – a $150,000 anonymous donation that appears to ensure that the tribute to the late president, showing him in a wheelchair greeting a young polio victim, will be in place as early as autumn 2016.
The FDR Hope Memorial planned for Southpoint Park got a shot in the arm today – a $150,000 anonymous donation that appears to ensure that the tribute to the late president, showing him in a wheelchair greeting a young polio victim, will be in place as early as autumn, 2016.
Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright brought good news to a Town Meeting Thursday night. Speaking to a crowd of about 70 Islanders in the Good Shepherd Center, she summarized an email she said had just been received, the thrust of which is that the Island’s Public Purpose Fund grants will be allowed to go forward.
Islander Joyce Short was welcomed as a special guest of Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright at the January 30 New York State Family Planning Advocates’ Day of Action, in recognition of her work as an advocate for women’s issues.
“The bill is not about any one individual or candidate for a position. The bill is about the principle of self-governance, which will lead to more reflective decision-making of the priorities most important to my valued Roosevelt Island constituents,” explained Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright about her legislation that passed in the New York State Assembly this week.
Public Purpose Fund grants, on which many Island organizations rely, are saved – for now.
Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright has scheduled a Roosevelt Island Town Meeting for Thursday night at 7:00 in the Good Shepherd Community Center. She'll be joined by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Jose Serrano, and City Council Member Ben Kallos.
Key Q&A topics are likely to include recent difficulties with New York State regulations that have inhibited the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation from continuing the past practice of making Public Purpose Fund grants totaling $100,000 per year and the lack of local democratic governance, including Governor Andrew Cuomo's failure to honor Island elections nominating residents to the RIOC Board of Directors.
Rebecca Seawright’s first dive into politics came when the county leader of her 4H group was fired without explanation.
“Is Roosevelt Island in the house?” asked Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright, as she spoke at her inauguration event last Sunday.
New York Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright became Roosevelt Island’s elected representative in January 2015. A lawyer by training, Seawright says she entered politics to have an impact on the communities around her. “I want to be the most effective legislator I can be. A legislator who puts the community first.”
Move for Greater Self-Governance
On March 28, in a bill sponsored by Member Rebecca Seawright, the New York State Assembly approved a measure of great importance to local interests.
Ellen Polivy and Margie Smith Recognized
“It is important to recognize the women who paved the way,” said State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright in her remarks.