President Howard Stoller made brief remarks and everyone introduced themselves.
Peter Lesser, Executive Director of the Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center (“The Egg”) discussed events for 2008. Included are two free shows on January 9th at and as a part of the Gershwin Living Legacy Project.
Tom Gebhardt discussed recent and upcoming initiatives for the Committee on University and Community Relations.
Jane Schramm, Executive Director of Senior Services of
Albany, discussed programs that currently exist at the
The SSA is open everyday except when Equinox helps out and
it is in some cases the only socialization that some elderly people in
SSA also runs a transportation program in
Ms. Schramm encouraged all
Minutes approved with changes.
IV. Presentations Pt. II
Jason Allen and John Paneto discussed the Albany Citizens Police Review Board. They emphasized that the Board is not an indictment on the police, but a place for citizens that have negative experiences with the police to register complaints. Jason then gave a detailed overview of the CPRB which included a handout and overhead display.
Questions and Answers followed.
Joe Cunniff discussed stormwater runoff into the
Question and Answers followed with a discussion of
Officer Montesano reminded everyone not to leave their cars running unattended and not to leave anything of value visible in the car. He also discouraged anyone from buying GPS units from someone on the street, and if they are offered one report them to the police.
VI. Other Issues.
Howard discussed the idea of creating a “YouTube View of
Gene Solan discussed the Neighborhood Work 8 Conference
that was just held. He detailed that
over 75 people attended and that it was focused on how we can keep families in
the city of
Sarah Reginelli explained that the Comprehensive Planning Board has a low minority representation and if there is anyone interested in joining please have them contact the clerk of the Common Council.
Meeting adjourned at .