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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, October 10


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What to watch for this week in New York politics:

As this shortened holiday week begins all eyes are on Tuesday night's mayoral debate, the first general election televised debate as part of the city's campaign finance system and debate program, which will feature Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, Republican Nicole Malliotakis, and independent Bo Dietl. The debate will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday on NY1 television and WNYC radio. We'll have coverage of the debate at Gotham Gazette soon after it finishes and on Wednesday. [Read: 5 Things to Watch at First General Election Mayoral Debate]

There are other events to be aware of this week -- see our day-by-day rundown below.

***Do you have events or topics for us to include in an upcoming Week Ahead in New York Politics? e-mail Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.***

The run of the week in detail:

Monday
Monday is Columbus Day.

Tuesday
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Comptroller Scott Stringer will host his annual Polish Heritage Breakfast.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will be at George Washington Educational Campus in Manhattan to make an announcement about Advance Placement.

At the City Council on Tuesday:
--The Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will meet at 9:30 a.m.
--The Committee on Civil Service and Labor will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss a proposed law relating to “safe time for victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking and human trafficking, and their family members.”
--The Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions, and Concessions will meet at 1 p.m.

At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement in Syracuse.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the state Senate Standing Committees on Environmental Protection and Agriculture will hold a public hearing “to hear from stakeholders on the implementation of Plan 2014” and on related topics. The hearing will take place in the town of Mexico in Oswego County.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, NY1 and WNYC will broadcast the first mayoral debate of the general election cycle. NY1’s Errol Louis will moderate a debate among incumbent Democrat Bill de Blasio, Republican Nicole Malliotakis, and independent Bo Dietl at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side. Debate sponsors also include Politico New York, Civic Hall, Citizens Union, and others.

"AARP New York will host a watch party for the first general election mayoral candidate debate" at Dark Horse NYC.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Move Forward Staten Island will host a panel discussion on the Constitutional Convention at the College of Staten Island. Panelists will include convention opponents Erika Lorshbough of NYCLU and John Soldini of UFT, as well as convention supporters Morgan Pehme of Effective NY and Thomas Bergdall of Citizens Union.

Wednesday
At the City Council on Wednesday:
--The Committee on Small Business will meet at 10 a.m. to discuss proposed laws relating to “access to online business supports,” “a workforce redevelopment plan for small business,” and “a state of small business survey.”
--The Committees on Education and General Welfare will meet jointly at 10 a.m. for an oversight hearing regarding “support for homeless students,” as well as to discuss proposed laws relating to the topic.
--The Committee on Land Use will meet at 11 a.m.
--The Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises will meet at noon
--The Committee on Recovery and Resiliency will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss a proposed Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force.
--The Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss the nomination of Robert L. Cohen for reappointment to the Board of Correction.

At noon Wednesday, Justice League NYC will hold a rally at City Hall Park to demand that the City Council pass the Right to Know Act.

At 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will hold a Facebook Town Hall meeting on New York’s opioid crisis.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Civilian Complaint Review Board will hold a board meeting at 100 Church Street.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Community Service Society will host a “Health Equity Panel Discussion,” discussing the disparity in health outcomes between white people and people of color, and possible remedies to that inequity. David Sandman, President of the NYS Health Foundation, will moderate a panel consisting of Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity at Families USA; and Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives at the CSS.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, City Council Member Rafael Espinal will participate "in “What Should NYC’s Night Mayor Do?” A Town Hall organized by the New York City Artist Coalition to discuss how the City’s new Office of Nightlife can serve small diverse spaces."

Thursday
At 8 a.m. Thursday, City & State will host “State of NY Health” at the New York Academy of Sciences. The forum will “convene leaders in government, public policy, and industry, to discuss all forms of health care issues in New York.” Maria Vullo, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, will deliver keynote remarks. Afterwards, several panels made up of leaders in government, business, and media will convene.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, the Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture will hold a public oversight hearing in Albany regarding “the SFY 2017-2018 State Budget for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.”

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Mayor de Blasio will hold a town hall meeting at the Island School on the Lower East Side with City Council member Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh.

On Thursday at 8 p.m. at Jazz at Lincoln Center, "Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) will hold the 8th Annual Triumph Awards, celebrating distinguished individuals who utilize their talents and resources to help those within disadvantaged communities. This year’s awards recognizes honorees from the arts and sciences who have made a positive impact upon society, including Emmy award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon, Legendary Recording Artist and Songwriter Valerie Simpson, and Best-Selling author and Physician Dr. Ian Smith."

Friday and the weekend
At 8:15 a.m. Friday, the Center for New York City Law will host First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris as part of its ongoing CityLaw Breakfast Series. The event will take place at the New York Law School.

At 10 a.m. Friday, the Campaign Finance Board will hold a public board meeting at 100 Church Street.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will deliver his “State of the District” address at the Salome Urena Educational Campus in Inwood.

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Have events or topics for us to include in an upcoming Week Ahead in New York Politics? E-mail Gotham Gazette executive editor Ben Max any time: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please use "For Week Ahead" as email subject).

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by Ben Brachfeld and Ben Max
@GothamGazette



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