Public Policy Forum on Congestion Pricing

Tomorrow, the Kings County Democratic County Committee will hold a forum on the congestion pricing as part of the County Committee meeting. The meeting will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8:00 P.M., in the American Legion Post 1060, 5601 Avenue N, (between East 57th and East 56th Streets), Brooklyn, New York.

Panelists subject to change:

Congestion Pricing Advocates

Alex Matthiessen
Campaign Director, Move NY
In 2010, Alex formed the Move NY campaign in order to develop and promote a new plan for addressing NYC’s twin problems of traffic congestion and underfunding of its transportation infrastructure. From 2000-2010, Alex was CEO and president of Riverkeeper, a Hudson Valley-based organization best known for leading the decades-long campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River and protect the NYC Watershed. He is also president of Blue Marble Project, an environmental consulting firm, and lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Irene Lew
Policy Analyst, Community Service Society
As a Policy Analyst at CSS, Irene Lew conducts research, analyzes economic and demographic data and writes about issues impacting low-income New York City residents. Prior to CSS, Irene was a Research Analyst at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, where she conducted research on housing challenges and issues faced by low-income households. Irene received her Master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School and her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Congestion Pricing Opponents

I Daneek Miller
Council Member, 27th District
A community and labor activist, Councilman I. Daneek Miller has dedicated most of his life advocating improving the quality of life for residents of Southeast Queens. During his time as President of Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, he became a well-recognized champion and advocate for public transportation and working families. Daneek co-chaired the MTA Labor Coalition which represents 29 unions and more than 60,000 workers.

Corey Bearak
Government & Public Affairs Counsel
Corey Bearak brings experience forged during 23 years in public service to counsel clients who face difficult public policy matters or special needs in dealing with government. He is author of an ebook, The Public Ought to Know. In addition to his practice as a Government and Public Affairs Counsel, Corey serves as Policy and Political Director for Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 1056 and 1179.

Kings County Democratic County Committee
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