Assemblywoman Sandy Galef wants to know what is on the minds of her approximately 131,000 constituents regarding various issues of statewide concern. Annually, Galef looks for feedback at “Town Meetings” to help her form and vote on legislation, as well as accurately represent the needs and desires of her district. This year, she will host several meetings between Thursday, January 31st and Saturday, February 9th throughout her 90th Assembly District.
Galef encourages constituents to come talk to her about the Governor’s proposed budget, due to be released in mid January, among other issues, such as: What are some thoughts on the middle income STAR program? Is it working? Are there alternatives? What are some thoughts and ideas on alternative ways to fund schools? This is a topic of particular interest to her since she chairs the Real Property Tax Committee.
Other issues of interest to the assemblywoman include health care, use of alternative energy sources, smart meters, seniors’ concerns, nutrition, education, and as always, ways to reform the budget and legislative processes. “I look forward to meeting with my constituents. This is how I hear from them about what is on their minds. It’s what helps me formulate my positions in Albany,” states Galef. “These Town Meetings really let me understand first hand their opinions and what I can work for at the state level to make their lives a little easier and a little better. Every year I enjoy discussing and exchanging ideas with the residents in my district.”
The Town Meeting schedule is as follows:
7-9 pm Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue Ossining
Saturday, February 2, 2008
10 am-12 noon Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
1 – 3 pm Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring
Thursday, February 7, 2008
7 – 9 pm The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
Saturday, February 9, 2008
10 am – 12 noon Putnam Valley Free Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley
1-3 pm Kent Free Library 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes
For more information and/or directions contact the Assemblywoman’s office at: 914-941-1111.