A Response by NYC for Change to Hurricane Sandy Bipartisan Senatorial Task Force
To see the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Report.pdf, go to link:
http://www.nysenate.gov/file/pdfs/Hurricane%20Sandy%20Preliminary%20Report.pdf (32 page .PDF report)
Dear Paul (Nichols),
Thanks so much for meeting with me this morning. Although I regret that emergencies kept my colleagues from our discussion, I nevertheless feel we covered considerable ground regarding the enormous problems confronting displaced families in the Rockaways post-Sandy. As I indicated, the many groups that are working with us are most specifically concerned with the thousands of families and individuals still living without heat and/or electricity and subjected to health-threatening mold infestation, as well as those living in distant hotels under conditions that are often difficult and destabilizing.
We respect Senator Smith's position as Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Senate Task Force on Sandy Recovery, and I enjoyed hearing how much he shares our concern for the present and future of our neighbors. Please know that we are more than willing to help, either by providing on-the-ground assessments and information or by participating in public forums on post-Sandy relief and recovery. I would greatly appreciate receiving the Task Force's first report, as offered today, to share with my colleagues.
We'll be sure to send you more information on mold and other conditions as we receive it. I look forward to keeping in touch.
Kate Linker for
Greater NYC for Change