Monday, October 12, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 10/12/15: 9 Topics In Today's blog


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2) News from Senator Murphy: October 9, 2015

3) [PRESS RELEASE] Murphy announces improvements coming to FDR Park

4) Gouldman’s Child Safety ID Program  a Great Success

5) The Watchdog Report at Granite Knolls, Holland Sporting Club, Sultana Pool- YouTube

6) Borgia: Please join me on October 22nd

7) Mayor de Blasio Caught Cooking the Books

8) PRESS RELEASE] Campaign finance forms missing in Yorktown, complaint says

9) NYGOP Events Calendar

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Celebrate this holiday weekend with family and friends safely. Let's reflect back on all the great contributions Italian-Americans have made to make our country the greatest nation the world has ever known. 
Senior Health Fair
This week I partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital to host a health fair which included more than 40 vendors from around the area. As a healthcare professional, and State Senator, I believe it is my obligation to provide these kind of services to our community. 

The fair provided everything from flu shots and blood pressure tests to information for our veterans from the VA Hospital from Montrose. More than 250 residents came to take advantage of our first fair in the area. Outside vendors included the Alzheimer's Association, NYP/HVH Cardio Pulmonary, NYP/HVH Orthopedic, NYP/HVH Nutritionist, NYP/HVH Physical Therapy, Medicaid Solutions, Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester and representatives from the New York State Office of Attorney General. Checkout some photos from the event:

I want to thank New York Presbyerian Hudson Valley Hospital for helping us put on this incredible event and the Town of Cortlandt for being such gracious hosts. When we work together we can do great things for our community and I look forward to our future successes together.
Inland Waterways Conference Attention local elected officials, planning board members, municipal and professional planners! 

Assemblyman David Buchwald and I are hosting a workshop in conjunction with Pace Environmental Law Center this Tuesday relative to local waterfront revitalization planning. Municipalities are now eligible to file local waterfront revitalization plans and access critical clean water funding as a result of the Governor signing four of our pieces of legislation into law, informally known as the Westchester Clean Water Act, which add several local water bodies to the State inland waterway list.

If possible, please send out the attached flyer as an e-blast to your membership and encourage them to attend this important event. This workshop is an important opportunity to learn how to submit an LWRP. 

We have speakers from Pace Environmental Law Center, the New York State Department of State, the Department of Environmental Conservation, BJF Planning and others, covering topics including integrating local waterfront revitalization planning into local comprehensive planning and zoning, preparing an LWRP, federal consistency review, the SEQR process, and monitoring and evaluation. Financial and technical assistance available for LWRPs will also be discussed. Legislative Update: Yorktown Edition
In an effort to keep residents apprised of the legislative session which ended in June, I have embarked on a legislative update tour. My first stop was last night at his home town of Yorktown, where he served as a local councilman from 2010 until he took office this past January.

It is always great to come back to where you started. My roots are here in Yorktown and continue to grow here in Yorktown. I have not forgotten my hometown, in fact, with my new position I am working every day to deliver even more of our neighbors - and we're doing just that.

During my twenty minute presentation I focused on three key topics: winning the war on heroin and opioid abuse; improving New York's economic climate; and updating the town board on the ongoing regional economic development councils. READ MORE

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Center Gala 2015
My wife and I attended and had a great time with the emcee, Darlene Rodriguez, Governor George E. Pataki, CEO John Federspiel and his lovely wife, and our friends Dr. Kang and Dr. Ashikari!
Italian-American Club of Mahopac 2015 Columbus Day Parade
It was great weather for the annual parade!
Sleepy Hollow High School Tour
Had a great time today with Mrs. Conklin-Spillane as she showed me around the Sleepy Hollow High School. It's spirit week and the student morale was off the charts!
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Senator Terrence Murphy Announces Greenway Grant
for FDR Park Trail System
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY - The town of Yorktown has been awarded a Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant, Senator Terrence Murphy announced today. The grant supports the ongoing effort to build a trailway connection from the North County Trailway in Railroad Park to FDR State Park.

"I love our parks" Senator Murphy, who was born and raised in Yorktown, said.  "Growing up I knew FDR Park as Mohansic Park. Connecting the North County Trailway to FDR Park would enhance the recreational benefits Yorktown has to offer."

When Murphy brought his legislative update to Yorktown earlier this week, he spent time addressing the three Consolidated Funding Applications (CFAs) that Yorktown submitted to the Regional Economic Development Council.  One such application was a $400,000 request for the trail connection project. 

In addition to the CFA, the town also applied for a grant through the Hudson River Valley Greenway.  This state agency was created in 1991 by the Greenway Act which now encompasses 264 communities within 13 counties that border the Hudson River. On Friday, Yorktown was awarded $7,500 to start clearing the right of way in preparation of the trailway connection.

"This announcement is a positive first step in our efforts to connect two of our town's beautiful parks," Supervisor Michael Grace said.  "We remain confident in our CFA which has made it to the next round of reviews within the REDC process."

"We are grateful for every opportunity to approve our park and trail system," Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana said.  "While this is only the first step of a larger project, residents will see a vast improvement to FDR."

In 2010 the Hudson River Valley Greenway gave Yorktown a $4,500 grant to further the town's trail link project.  This 50-50 matching grant was part of the town's efforts to create a 12-mile trail network.

"Yorktown's efforts to preserve and advance its park system is a model for the Hudson Valley Region," Senator Murphy added.  "I applaud Supervisor Grace and his entire administration on today's good news."
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October 11, 2015

Gouldman’s Child Safety ID Program  a Great Success

Several families from Putnam County protected their children with a Child Safety ID Card on Saturday, October 10 at the Putnam Valley Library.  

Families participated in The Free Safety ID Program coordinated by Putnam County Legislator Bill Gouldman.  “The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recommends families have a Child ID prepared for each child in the event he or she goes missing.  Statistics show that 34% of parents in the United States do not know their child’s exact height, weight and eye color.  When a child is reported missing time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photographs and detailed information about a child are important proactive measures that greatly assist law enforcement to quickly respond to a child’s disappearance.  That is why I am trying to raise awareness about this problem,” said Gouldman.

“I was encouraged to see the number of families who came.  This program is designed to allow parents to have information ready and available if needed.  We have to work together as a community to Keep Our Children Safe.”

I would like to thank the NY Masonic ID Program for supplying this service.  It was such a success, we will be planning another one again soon.  

The Watchdog Report at Granite Knolls, Holland Sporting Club, Sultana Pool- YouTube
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Statement --and Video-- from New York Republican Chairman Ed Cox on Mayor de Blasio's Cooking of the Books

October 9, 2015

Contact: Jessica Proud
"Once again Mayor de Blasio seems to be cooking the books to suggest all is well in Gotham. He tells us crime and homelessness numbers are improving, while any New Yorker can tell you things are getting worse. Now, he's been caught by his own political ally ginning up minority contracting numbers.

"As luck would have it, we have an advance clip of Kevin Bacon playing Mayor de Blasio in his 2017 re-election effort. It would be amusing if it weren't so realistic."

In Case You Missed it from the NY Post

Bertha Lewis, a longtime ally of Mayor de Blasio, is denouncing as "bulls-t" statistics the mayor issued last week claiming city contracts with minority-and women-owned businesses exceeded $1.6 billion.
"The numbers don't add up," said Lewis, who goes back years with de Blasio and now heads The Black Institute. "They're wrong. I gotta call bulls-t when I see it."

In a Sept. 28 press release, de Blasio said the city awarded more than $1.6 billion in contracts through its Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program (M/WBE) in the 2015 fiscal year, putting it on pace to meet its 10-year goal of $16 billion.
In actuality, less than half that - about $750 million - has been spent, according to Lewis.

"I love the mayor. I love [MWBE Director] Maya [Wiley], but I can't stand by and let them say something that's wrong," Lewis said. "Celebrating future contracts that could be years away as if they were paid out this year is nothing more than Enron-style accounting. It's flat-out designed to be deceptive."

Contract awards to MWBEs for the 2014 fiscal year totaled $690 million. The mayor trumpeted the 2015 increase in a press release, but at no point mentioned actual payments.

"Increasing our city spending on minority and women-owned business enterprises is a critical tool to reducing inequality," he said. "We are committed to leveraging every tool to meet our goal of spending $16 billion over the next 10 years, and we will hold every agency accountable in this process."

But Lewis contends focusing solely on award amounts, which project spending on contracts that extend years, is misleading.

"It's subject to change," she said. "They have complete discretion over it."

De Blasio spokeswoman Ishanee Parikh defended the administration's work as "an unprecedented effort to prioritize increasing minority and women-owned business enterprises awards."

Administration officials have also argued that they are simply following the same reporting procedures in place since 2007.

But press releases from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former city Comptroller John Liu included figures on actual spending, as well as projections such as the ones de Blasio touted.
If nothing else, Lewis said, the administration should have included both sets of numbers - the amount paid out and the future-year commitments.
"Don't try to pull the wool over people's eyes," she said.
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