Last evening, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) held his first town hall of 2021. The event was partnered with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, Literacy Inc. and Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union. Dr. Daniel Stephens, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Family and Child Health, NYC Health Department also updated guests on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event had nearly one hundred viewers and centered on districtwide concerns and suggestions, such as the waterfront promenade, accessing a pedestrian and bike lane on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and restoring middle and high school contact sports. On the legislative front, there were questions posed on the upcoming state budget and potential cuts impacting persons with disabilities, continued support for small businesses, tenants and landlords and soon to be introduced legislation, entitled the Climate Leadership Investment Act.
Assemblyman Fall highlighted his past legislative efforts, including his recently passed bill (A.3354-B), that will grant public and private employees four hours paid leave per COVID-19 vaccine injection. Preserving the resident toll discount on the Verrazzano bridge, continued advocacy for the NYC Commercial Lease Assistance Program, restoring funding for the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums (ZBGA), continued distribution of PPE and securing state funds for community improvements, schools and local organization were also highlighted in the power point presentation.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank the sponsors and participants that attended my town hall. I look forward to the day when we can all participate in person conversations. You can be assured that my team and I will continue to diligently work for the people of the 61st Assembly district, both here on Staten Island and Albany,” said Assemblyman Charles D. Fall.