City Council Member Williams & District Leader Pierre Town Hall

WILLIAMS & PIERRE HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING ON CITY INITIATIVES AND CONSTITUENT ISSUES

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On Nov. 29,  Council Member Jumaane D. Williams  hosted a town hall meeting with District Leader Josue PierreEast Flatbush VillageRadio Soleil, and Life of Hope at P.S. 181.  Constituents and interested members of the public learned about city initiatives and raised issues of concern to Council Member Williams and representatives from various City agencies. 

 
Areas of discussion included issues related to rent prices, evictions and heating problems in apartment complexes. Constituents also raised concerns about overcrowding in schools, immigration and deportation fears in light of a Trump presidency. A number of small businesses also discussed issues in regard to fines they are receiving from the Sanitation Department.


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"My office continues to put together town halls as often as possible because we know how valuable they are for constituents. They are great forums to share information to community members who may not be aware of the programs and resources available to them", said Council Member Williams. "Thank you to Principal Victor Esannason for allowing us to host this event at P.S. 181, and to our co-sponsors and agency representatives for participating in our town hall."


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"We had a number of local residents come out on a rainy Tuesday night to hear from city agencies, ask questions and get additional information on a range of issues," said District Leader Pierre. "There were many helpful programs and processes that our neighbors were hearing about for the first time. We got lots of interesting questions. This is the level of community engagement and service we need in central Brooklyn. Council member Jumaane Williams and I are committed to empowering all local residents so that they can improve their quality of life and enjoy the benefits of being New York City Residents."

"It is leadership of this type that makes Council Member Jumaane Williams relevant," said Ricot Dupuy of Radio Soleil.  "We are proud to have supported this town hall."

"East Flatbush Village, Inc. is proud that NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams is always at the forefront, taking a proactive approach when it comes to our community. These town hall meetings give the community an opportunity to learn about city initiatives, voice our concerns to Council Member Williams and the representatives from the city agencies," said Monique Waterman, founder of East Flatbush Village. "It is always empowering to me when our community has the opportunity to have a voice on how they are affected. As a community, we need to take advantages of these opportunities as they are not always afforded to us. Once again I thank Council Member Williams and his office and those who came out to support this valuable event."

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Representatives from the following offices, agencies, and organizations were in attendance:

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