President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force report was released yesterday with 69 recommendations that focus on planning for future storms. It calls for development of a more advanced electrical grid and the creation of better planning tools and standards for storm-damaged communities. Making wireless communications networks more resilient in extreme weather emergencies was another recommendation. City projects, like the Blueway Plan to make the East River more accessible, are already incorporating resiliency efforts into their plans.
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GothamVotes 2013: Campaign Trail Weekend Roundup
Vito Lopez's attempt to win a seat on the City Council was made more difficult after an underdog candidate dropped out. (New York Post)
Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn attacks rival Bill de Blasio on his record on stop-and-frisk. (Daily News)
Quinn's wife said if her partner is elected as the first woman and openly gay mayor "it will change lives for young girls, it will change lives for LGBT people, and for New Yorkers, it will say a lot about the amazing place we live." (The Wall Street Journal)
TODAY: Candidate forum for the 50th City Council District race sponsored by Food Bank for New York City. (Gotham Gazette calendar)