Manhattan Unit of the CSA Retiree Chapter Hosts Legislative Forum
The Manhattan Unit of the CSA Retiree Chapter held a Legislative Forum on Friday, November 16. CSA First Vice President Rosemarie Sinclair, CSA Director of Political Affairs, CSARC Director Mark Brodsky, and CSARC Gayle Lockett were all in attendance and the meeting was let by unit leader, Stanley Wilson; the forum was moderated by Mitra Lutchman, the Legislative Liaison for CSA’s Retiree Chapter.
Among the topics discussed were the security of retiree benefits, housing issues (including the continuation of rent stabilization and rent control, as well as fairness in property taxes for co-ops and condominiums), and the need for regulatory legislation to ensure the safety of pedestrians given the proliferation of bicycles throughout the city. The panel include New York State Senator Brad Hoylman; New York State Assembly Members Linda Rosenthal, Dan Quart, Harvey Epstein, and Inez Dickens; and New York City Council Members Carlina Ri vera and Keith Powers.