A special City Council Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, November 30,
2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room for the purpose of
reviewing the proposed budget for FY 2013.
A special City Council Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, November
29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room for the purpose of
reviewing the proposed budget for FY 2013.
A special meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room
for the purpose of setting a date for a public hearing regarding the proposed
budget for FY 2013 .
The City Council will hold a special committee meeting on Monday, November
26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. to dicuss the proposed 2013 budget.
Mount Vernon NY – November 23, 2012 – Joining a prestigious group of public servants and business people to receive recognition for service, Mayor Ernest D. Davis was recently presented with the 2012 Mayor of the Year award by the Asian American Council of New York City earlier this month.
“Over the years Mount Vernon has built a great working relationship with the Asian community and we have in fact ventured on business and cultural exchange initiatives,” said Mayor Davis.
On October 26, 2012, Michael S. Limb, Executive Chairman of the Asian American Council presented Mayor Davis with the award and was accompanied by Congressman Gregory Meeks and Queens County DA, Richard A. Brown. The Asian American Council of New York is an organization is representative of the New York City Asian American community including many of its diversity networks.
The Asian American Council was founded in 1984 by Michael S. Limb to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans living in New York. Throughout its 28 years of existence the Council has advocated a culture of peace, rule of law and international peace. It has been proactive in matters relating to public safety as well as social and cultural initiatives and has formed working relationships with private and public agencies.
This year’s honorees included Chagares S. Lopresto, Supervising Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York; James Tuller, Chief of Transportation of the NYC Police Department; Yvette Tay-Taylor, Assistant Field Office Director, US Customs Immigration Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Heidi Nassaucer, Chief of Passenger Operation, JFK International Airport, US Customs Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Richie Jan, President, RCJ Construction Services Corp as well as various City of New York Police Department personnel.
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The Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting originally scheduled to be held on
Tuesday, November 19, 2012 has been rescheduled and will be held on
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
The Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday,
November 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled. The meeting will be
rescheduled for a later date.
A special meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012
at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of acting upon
legislation authorizing the Mayor to enter into a settlement agreement. The
special meeting will be followed by a special committee meeting to discuss
the 2013 budget.
Restoration of power loss associated with Hurricane Sandy ends today. As of this morning only 3 customers whose service could be restored remained without service. Their service is expected to be back on by days end.
Also ending today will be the participation of Con Edison’s Municipal Liasion who has been working tirelessly alongside us since the start of the storm. Our Liasion not only sat at the table through the storm logging power outages as they were called in, but was our voice to Con Edision throughout the restoration process. Over the past 2 weeks the city was able to disseminate, in real time, information relative to the outage and have priority concerns addressed through the establishment of a collaborative relationship with this invaluable resource.
Over the coming weeks Con Edison will continue to be in our community; rebuilding and replacing more equipment to ensure reliability. Quick fixes that restored power to homes and businesses will be improved to more aesthetically compliant standards.
Our Public Works crews will be inspecting sidewalks, removing any remaining storm debris and addressing other damages. We ask for your continued patience as we go about documenting damages caused by the storm and ask that you understand repairs will have to be prioritized.
We have witnessed a reclamation of all that is good with our city after Hurricane Sandy, the likes of which have not been seen in the New York area. We have seen people working together; municipal workers and members of the public, collaboratively pitching in to set our city back on course.
We came together to help one another, building new bonds that can only make us stronger as a community. Mount Vernon rose to the occasion, demonstrating what we always knew – that we are a community of good and caring people in “The City That Believes”.