Squadron Hosts Conference Calls on Community Issues

State Sen. Daniel Squadron will host a series of conference telephone calls beginning this Wednesday, September 23 at 5:30 P.M., and continuing for the succeeding three Wednesdays, September 30 and October 7 and 14, beginning at the same time, to discuss issues of interest to the community. These calls are a follow-up to his Community Convention held last March, but everyone is invited to participate in the calls, or any of them, whether you attended the Convention or not. Participation is free. Agendas of topics for each call and information on how to participate follow the jump.

From Sen. Squadron’s press release:

This Wednesday’s call will begin with an overview, and each of the four calls will then cover some of the 22 issues from the Community Convention. Here is the schedule of calls:

Wednesday, September 23, at 5:30.

o Overview of Community Convention Topics
o Buses, Subways, MTA Funding, and MTA Issues
o Pedestrian Safety, Street Changes, Bicycle Lanes, and Traffic Control
o Environmental Sustainability and Alternative Energy
o Parks and Open Space

Wednesday, September 30, at 5:30.

o Quality of Life: Nightlife, Public Safety, and Construction
o Zoning, Neighborhood Preservation, and Community Development
o Jobs, Workers’ Rights, and Economic Development
o Criminal Justice and Civil Rights

Wednesday, October 7, at 5:30.

o Education, School Overcrowding, and the Role of Parents
o Election Access and Participation
o Ethics, Rules, and Campaign Finance Reform
o Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, October 14, at 5:30.

o Public Housing
o Rent Regulations
o Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights
o Public Assistance and Social Services
o Disability Access
o Senior Citizens’ Concerns
o Health and Health Care

To access any of the calls, please dial 1-712-432-3100 and use access code 691380. If you’re interested in joining, please email admin@danielsquadron.org ahead of time so we can send you a more detailed list of the topics we’ll be discussing on each call. Each call will be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions ahead of time or in the moment . If you miss the calls, we will post full recordings of them on my website at http://www.squadron.nysenate.gov.

I look forward to speaking with all of you during the Community Conference Calls, and as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you have. You can reach me by email at squadron@senate.state.ny.us and by phone at (212) 298-5565.

Note that, while the number you must dial to access the calls is in an Iowa area code, that is just the location of the communications company that is handling the calls. You will not be charged for a long distance call.

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  • franklin

    I think given the recent disfunction in albany this is very grandoise.Several people feel the entire elected state senate should be thrown ouT. What is he doing about Espada and Monserrate who run his conference???

  • casino

    I was on one of the calls a while ago –after 45 minutes of listening to Squadron I got board. There was very little public participation.

  • nabeguy

    Franklin, apparently he’s ignoring Espada and Monserrate and doing his job, which he apparently sees as staying connected to his constituency.

  • franklin

    One does not exlcude the other nabe guy. His job is also to get the state senate to function perhaps he should report on those efforts

  • marty

    I hear that Daniel may be facing s known figure in a rematch

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Yo, Marty! Got your blue suit ready?

  • Smarty Smarkowitz

    I was on the call and while I did not get board, I got wood.

    As for Marty keep on dreamin’.

  • BklynLifer


    Marty Connor couldn’t get elected dog catcher from this senate district.