2014-05-09 / Top Stories

Stringer To Hold Sandy Town Hall In Arverne

By Dan Guarino


City Comptroller Scott Stringer will hold a Sandy Oversight town hall meeting at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Arverne. City Comptroller Scott Stringer will hold a Sandy Oversight town hall meeting at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Arverne. York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will hold a Sandy Oversight town hall meeting at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Earlier this month, Stringer and several of his deputies and key staff held a similar meeting in Breezy Point. More than 200 people attended from Rockaway, Broad Channel, other parts of Queens and Brooklyn.

Stringer has announced that he will be holding town hall meetings in Sandyimpacted neighborhoods across New York. His aim is to hear from residents about the specific issues they face in dealing with the Build It Back program and other key areas of recovery.

In mid-April, Stringer announced the formation of a Sandy Oversight Unit. He said his office “will hold government accountable in the rebuilding of New York City from Superstorm Sandy.”

He has stated that he will use the audit and oversight powers of his office to make sure government agencies, outside groups and programs are doing right by those still struggling with the storm’s aftermath.

“Sandy changed the lives of millions of New Yorkers,” Stringer said, “and we are still grappling with its consequences today. It is critical to have an accounting of how government has responded to this event, and what we can do to better prepare for the future. The Sandy Oversight Unit’s first order of business will be auditing all aspects of the ‘Build It Back’ program. We will ensure government works for the people while finding ways to get New Yorkers the help they need.”

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