Feb 212015
 
Four Letters and a Resolution

Four letters and a resolution were approved at the February 12th General Meeting. The membership approved letters, submitted by  VID President Nadine Hoffmann and introduced by Ed Yutkowitz, to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representatives Nadler and Maloney in opposition to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s impending address to Congress.  The opening reads: We are disheartened that House Speaker John Boehner has breached protocol by inviting Mr. Netanyahu to address Congress just before Israel’s elections and without consultation with the White House.  Further, having the leader of a foreign government attempt to influence a Congressional vote is offensive and dangerous. You can […]

Feb 102015
 
Feb 12th Meeting Features Forum on Rent Regulations

UPDATE:  VID’s Feb. 12th meeting spotlighted a report from Councilmember Corey Johnson and a Forum on Rent Regulations Councilmember Corey Johnson reported on his past year in the Council and what he looks forward to in 2015. Marlene Nadle, Chair of VID’s Housing Committee added timely discussion, via a special guest speaker from Met Council on Housing, on this year’s legislative debates in a Forum on Rent Regulation. New York State’s rent protection laws expire in less than five months, on June 15. They almost certainly will be renewed. The question is how they might be amended by the state […]