Reports from the Environment, Observer Corps, Judicial, Voter Service, Health Care, Working Group on Girls, Housing, and Consolidation/Shared Services Study,.
Furthermore, Det. Lt. Edward Barbagelata (Office of Professional Standards) and Carl Falotico (Deputy Corporation Council) sit in on every meeting offering advice and answering any questions that might arise. Also, members of the Board may call Det. Lt. Barbagelata any time with concerns or questions.
The meetings take place the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at City Hall. Members are provided with a list of the rules by which each member must abide. There are approximately five cases presented at each meeting. Overall, the meetings have been running smoothly. Board members are knowledgeable in their responsibilities, and appreciative of the assistance provided by Det. Lt. Barbagelata and Carl Falotico.
Flora Ramonowski, LWV Rep, CPRB
We joined with 280 organizations to support this agenda. The agenda includes the following points:
You may also find it informative to follow the Capital Beat Blog written by Barbara Bartoletti, our Legislative Specialist who volunteers her time to advocate for the League on almost a full time basis! You can check out her Blog at http://lwvny-capitalbeat.blogspot.com. One important item on the blog is a report on the second vote in the Senate on a constitutional amendment on redistricting, which the League supports. Forty three Senators voted for the amendment, twenty opposed it.
Carol Furman, Lead
Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.
Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.
It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.
Below are the topics under study by Schenectady County Committees.
Environment Committee: Ruth Bonn, Chair. For more information, visit Environment Action Committee
Committee Charge: To study and take action on local, regional, and national environmental issues. Meeting Times: As needed, please contact Committee Chair.
Observer Corps: Betsey Chase, Chair. For more information, visit Observer Corps
Working Group on Girls: Joanne Tobiessen, Chair. For more information, visit, Working Group on Girls Report
Judicial: Helga Schroeter, Chair. For more information, please visit, Judicial Report
Voter Service: Pat MacKinnon, Inge-Lise Pangburn, Jenny Overeynder, Elizabeth Cooke, Connie Young, and Cheryl Nechamen for voter registration. For more information, visit, Elections and Voter Information
Health Care: Carol Furman, Chair. For more information, please visit, Health Care Action
Housing/MHA Report: Pat MacKinnon, Chair. For more information, please visit, Housing