The April 11 General Meeting Celebrated a Birthday, Two Unapposed District Leader Nominations and an Endorsement for Jumaane Williams The April 11th General Meeting also welcomed State Legislators Brad Hoylman and Deborah Glick and heard updates from seven committees. FULL MEETING MINUTES The meeting opened with President David Siffert blowing out the candles on his vegan birthday cupcake–Happy Birthday, Dave! Then the agenda was unanimously adopted. State Legislation Assemblymember Deborah Glick gave a speech on the passage of legislation in the Assembly, including the plastic bag ban, and a panel to determine the details on congestion pricing, with funds going to the MTA. Funding for electronic pollbooks passed, and funding for early voting sites, mostly upstate. Most importantly, some significant criminal justice reform was passed, including measures to ensure speedy trials and bail reform. Unfortunately, the pied-a-terre tax did not pass, but the millionaire tax was extended, and a mansion […]
At the VID General Meeting and Club Election December 11, …the membership heard statements from Nadine Hoffmann, Jim Fouratt, candidates for President and Tom Connor, Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson, Irene Kaufman and Jim Fouratt, candidates for Vice President. A donation to the 9th Precinct Community Council for their annual Children’s Holiday Party was approved and a resolution on Government Action Against Climate Change was adopted. See VILLAGE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS_Dec-2014_Minutes for more details…or visit The Villager to see their coverage. The membership voted Nadine Hoffmann as the 2015 President; and Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson and Irene Kaufman, as 2015 Vice Presidents. Elections for Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Two Corresponding Secretaries and fifteen at-large members to the Executive Committee will occur at the January 8th meeting. Additional to the General Meeting and Club Election December 11, was the “Net Neutrality” Forum. You can read about the guest speaker, Tim Wu and view the video here.
Once again Frieda Bradlow hosted Happy Holidays from VID …to just about anyone known in Village political circles. The food overflowed, libations were plentiful, all sorts of scuttlebutt got exchanged and the spirits of Democrats were well-lifted. Councilman Corey Johnson and Borough President Gale Brewer came and left early with no fewer than seven other celebrations to cram into December 7th. Senator Brad Hoylman gave warm wishes to everyone before he dashed off to save the Cafe Edison with Richard Gottfried, Corey Johnson, Gale A. Brewer and Peter Ajemian. Assemblymember Deborah Glick maintained her perfect record attendance at VID holiday bashes. Judges Arlene Bluth and Robert Reed, District Leaders Jean Grillo and Paul Newell added Village and Lower Manhattan cheer to the event. So, now, the pictures:
Posted here are the Minutes of January 2014. Here are some highlights. David Kruger updated everyone about the anti-fracking bus trip to Albany on January 8th. More press coverage from PBS station WSKG Keen Berger reported that Tim Gay has resigned at the Board of Elections, and will be replaced by Jamal Nelson, District Leader in Harlem. Keen also announced that the transfer of 75 Morton Street from New York State to New York City for a middle school is still in the works. Jonathan Geballe reported on the lawsuit brought by the GVSHP vs. NYU, in which Deborah Glick is involved. He said this was a huge victory for the neighborhood. The court determined that three strips of land that weren’t officially designated parkland could not be used by NYU without permission of the New York State legislature. The University will still proceed with the Zipper Building and other parts […]