Monday, February 23, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 02/23/15: 8 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) *Media Advisory*  BOL committee to take up tobacco/smoking legislation

2) Be Part of Yorktown's New All-in-One Community Calendar

3) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Meeting- Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

4) Special Lincoln Society Banquet on March 7th

5) Catherine Borgia: Please join me - March 16th

6) ICYMI - Malliotakis: Destruction of records irresponsible, poses threat

7) KATZ SPONSORS BILL RESTRICTING WHERE SEX OFFENDERS CAN LIVE

8) Lalor Asks Attorney General to Investigate Road Salt Deliverers Defrauding Towns

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***Media Advisory***
 
The Westchester BOL Community Services Committee, Chaired by Legislator Alfreda Williams, will meet on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2 pm to discuss two tobacco bills. One to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 and to include e-cigarettes as well.  The other bill would regulate e-cigarettes under the workplace smoking law so that e-cigarettes cannot be used at indoor businesses. 
 
The Committee will hear from representatives of the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society.
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YORKTOWN ORGANIZATIONS UNITED
A Community Foundation that Seeks to Strengthen its Members and Affiliates by 
Sharing Resources & Uniting the Community for the Common Good
SAVE THIS DATE! 
Wed. Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Yorktown Town Hall
(363 Underhill Ave. 10598)

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GREAT NEW ALL-IN-ONE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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Jefferson Valley Mall will be there. So will Yorktown Smart Growth

 
Justin Veatch Fund will be there. So will Relay for Life

 
Alliance for Safe Kids will be there. So will Yorktown Youth Soccer Club.

 
Lakeland Education Foundation will be there. So will Harrison Apar Foundation

 
Grace Lutheran Church will be there. So will Enrichment Center of Yorktown

 
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will be there. So will Yorktown Elks.

 
Will You Be There

 
Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in Yorktown Town Hall
 
About Yorktown Organizations United
 
YOUnited (Yorktown Organizations United) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community foundation incorporated in the state of New York, with the legal supervision of a Board of Trustees and By-Laws.


Our Mission Statement ...  
[Yorktown Organizations United (YOUnited) Is] 
A Community Foundation that Seeks to Strengthen its Members and Affiliates by 
Sharing Resources & Uniting the Community for the Common Good


As further stated in the By-Laws, YOUnited "serves as a clearinghouse and umbrella for support group for community-based organizations within the Town of Yorktown, as well as a resource for the receipt and dissemination of non-specific funds that may become available through corporate and private community responsibility programs or other means." 

YOUNITED's Board of Trustees meets the first Tuesday of each month (except where noted) at 8:30 a.m. in the main Board Room of Yorktown Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 10598. 

Next Scheduled 2015 Board of Trustees meetings: February 10, March 3, April 7, May 5
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To attend a Board meeting as a non-voting member, please contact us in advance at YOUNITEDNY@GMAIL.COM or (914) 275-6887. 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT YORKTOWNUNITED.ORG to sign up for
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YORKTOWN ORGANIZATIONS UNITED
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015
 
BRUCE APAR, PRESIDENT; MIKE SITZER, VICE PRESIDENT
RICHARD DE SILVA, TREASURER; MARY CAPOCCIA, SECRETARY  
HONORABLE SALVATORE A. LAGONIA, COUNSEL 
MICHAEL GRACE, EXECUTIVE MEMBER-AT-LARGE; 
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: 
TRICY CUSHNER, AL FRENCH, MONICA GARRIGAN, 
ALEXA O'ROURKE, THE REV. CLAIRE WOODLEY 
 
Yorktown Organizations United
 
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On Friday, February 20, 2015 4:34 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

 
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
 TownofOssining.com


Town Board Regular Meeting

 

February 24th, 2015- 7:30PM

Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility

86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562

 

 

 
All meetings are open to the public; public comments are welcome at the legislative board meetings.
All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision Channel 78 and Verizon Channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings, or stream them LIVE here.

2015 Budget Resources
Line Item, Highlights, Facts & Figures
    Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
    Susanne Donnelly: sdonnelly@townofossining.com
    Eric P. Blaha: blaha@townofossining.com
    Geoffrey Harter: harter@townofossining.com
    Kim Jeffrey: jeffrey@townofossining.com
    Northern Wilcher: wilcher@townofossining.com
    Town Board 
    Susanne Donnelly
    Supervisor 
    Eric P. Blaha
    Council Member 
    Geoffrey J. Harter
    Council Member 
    Kim Jeffrey
    Council Member 
    Northern Wilcher
    Council Member 


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    On Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:23 PM, County Legislator John G. Testa wrote:
    Lincoln Society Dinner 2015








                                                                                                   
     

     
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    On Monday, February 23, 2015 8:50 AM, Catherine Borgia wrote:
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    Friends of Catherine Borgia
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    Ossining NY 10562 United States
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    February 23, 2015
    In case you missed it, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis released a letter last week in response to Democrats' plan to create municipal ID cards in New York City, and to destroy the government records if a Republican wins the White House in 2016.
     
    Here's the release and the letter: 
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Paul Marrone
    marronep@assembly.state.ny.us
    718-987-0197, 917-612-8656
    Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently sent the attached letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, and Councilmember Carlos Menchaca expressing grave concern about the city's plans to destroy the records of individuals who obtain New York City identification cards, through a program enacted by Int. No. 253-A.
     
     
    In the letter, Assemblywoman Malliotakis expresses her concern that distributing government-issued identification cards to hundreds of thousands of individuals, many of whom reside in the country unlawfully, and destroying the records of those who possess the cards are a threat to public safety and national security. The lax requirements for obtaining a municipal identification card could provide access to individuals looking to conduct malicious activity. Malliotakis, who has previously stated her opposition to the program as a whole, believes that the destruction of these records would be irresponsible.
     
    "Many of the program's proponents responded to these concerns with arguments that the cards would actually increase security and aid law enforcement by identifying undocumented individuals living within New York City, providing an ancillary benefit used to build public support and persuade your colleagues in government. The purging of data authorized by [the statute] would more than simply compromise this benefit, it would create a new risk to the safety of all New York City residents in that, should someone use the program to create a fake identity for malicious purposes, we would be left without the means to learn how he or she created it," the letter reads. "The City of New York would have issued an estimate half million identification cards and have no record of who those identification cards were issued to. The records provided to the city in pursuit of the identification cards carry their own inherent value."     
     
    The 9/11 Commission report identified the use of identity fraud and falsified identifications by terrorists. "All but one of the 9/11 hijackers acquired some form of U.S. identification document, some by fraud. Acquisition of these forms of identification would have assisted them in boarding commercial flights, renting cars and other necessary activities." The Commission recommended that the federal government set standards for the issuance of birth certificates and sources of identification, such as drivers licenses. "Fraud in identification is no longer just a problem of theft," the report said.
     
    Assemblywoman Malliotakis has also taken issue with the reasoning indicated by one of the bill's sponsors, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, to the press earlier this week in which he stated, "In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office and says, 'we want all the data from all the municipal ID programs in the country.'" Malliotakis finds it dangerous, misguided, and irresponsible to take a political stance on an issue as critical as homeland security.
     
    The letter suggests amendments to the law including the removal of subsection (e), which permits the destruction of records, and replacing it with language that would require the retention of records acquired through the IDNYC application process or, at the very least, ensure that the determination made by the administering agency before the 2016 deadline is made in full consideration of our city's interest in law enforcement and counterterrorism. Malliotakis also urges an amendment to explicitly identify which documents are required in order to qualify for the card or, at the very least, codify the requirements presently indicated on the IDNYC application.
     
    Finally, the letter expresses Assemblywoman Malliotakis's concerns with how the document requirements were promulgated. Malliotakis inquires as to whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New York City Police Department Intelligence Division & Counterterrorism Bureau consulted during the creation of this program, whether the city has investigated or considered the ramifications of destroying files of hundreds of thousands of applicants who will now have government-issued identification cards, and what controls have been implemented to ensure that the documentation provided with an application is not fraudulent.
     
    A copy of the letter can be found here. 
     
     
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    On Monday, February 23, 2015 10:17 AM, Assemblyman Steve Katz wrote:



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2015
    Contact Tara Keegan 845-628-3781 Katz4NY@gmail.com
     
    KATZ SPONSORS BILL RESTRICTING WHERE SEX OFFENDERS CAN LIVE
     
                Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C - Yorktown) has signed on as a sponsor to Assembly Bill 0547, which prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school. The Court of Appeals recently ruled that the only body capable of restricting the living quarters of a convicted sex offender was the state.

                "As a state, and a community, we have to come together and insure that our children are safe in our schools," Katz said. "This isn't a political issue; it's an issue of peace of mind. By preventing these offenders from living within 1,000 feet of school grounds, we will have largely provided that. Because of the court's ruling, this bill has to be passed and done so as soon as possible. We cannot afford to wait when dealing with the safety of our children."
     
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     On Monday, February 23, 2015 11:17 AM, Chris Covucci wrote:

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    Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
    For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 23, 2015
    Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654
    Lalor Asks Attorney General to Investigate Road Salt Deliverers Defrauding Towns
    East Fishkill, NY - (2/23/15) - Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is asking New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate reports that municipalities are being defrauded on road salt deliveries by delivery trucks. Several constituents have expressed concern to Lalor that delivery trucks are shorting towns on road salt deliveries and selling the surplus to private users on the side. Morton Salt has the contract with the New York State Office of General Services to provide road salt to municipalities in parts of New York, including Dutchess County. Towns across New York have experienced significant road salt shortages this winter.
    "Given the ongoing problems with municipal road salt deliveries and the public safety issues caused by unsafe roads without enough salt, this potential fraud needs to be addressed," said Lalor. "I'm asking the attorney general for a public and well-publicized investigation to put potential fraudulent delivery drivers on notice that this cannot continue."
    Lalor's letter to Attorney General Schneiderman is available here.
     "There is no excuse for the long delays in delivering road salt to towns across Dutchess County and the rest of New York," Lalor continued. "If Morton Salt wanted the contract with New York State, it should have been prepared to deliver, whatever the weather circumstances might be. It's winter and they should have been prepared to make the deliveries. It's a serious safety issue when these deliveries aren't coming in. We need a plan from Morton Salt on how they're going to catch up on deliveries. If they can't deliver on this contract to keep our roads safe, New York needs to review the status of this contract for next year. I plan to work with local and state officials to review what happened this year and make sure it doesn't happen again."
    Lalor added, "The Office of General Services needs to explore every possible solution to deliver the salt on time for the rest of the winter, whether that means bringing in the National Guard to make the deliveries or finding trucks across the country to do the job."
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    Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Hopewell Jct. with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
     Bazzo 02/23/15
     
     

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