NY Elections, Census and Redistricting Update 07/22/24


By Jeff Wice and Alexis Marking


Orange County Legislature Advances New Map

On a 5 to 2 vote last week, the Orange County Legislature’s Rules Committee approved a draft map for new county legislative districts that will be sent to the public for comment.  The meeting follows a June meeting when several members walked out, preventing the committee from taking earlier action. The public comment period runs from August 2 – August 16 … <Read More>

Parks Dept, City Officials Celebrate Opening of New Skate Park in Red Hook

On July 2, 2024, the New York City Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, in collaboration with New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, New York City Councilmember Alexa Avilés, and members of the community celebrated the opening of a new skate and BMX park and renovations conducted at Harold Ickes Playground in Red Hook. This project was funded by the New York City Council, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, and the Office of … <Read More>

Comptroller’s Office Files Suit Against Two Building Owners For Failure to Pay Prevailing Wages

On June 26, 2024, the New York City Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law commenced lawsuits against Planned Lifestyle Services and Planned Building Services. The Comptroller alleges the Planned Companies violated Real Property Tax Law § 421-a, based on not paying prevailing wages and supplemental benefits to building service employees at two buildings.