Forum 2013: How Do Candidates for Mayor View Brooklyn’s Future?

New York City HallThe Park Slope Civic Council and five other community groups are holding a public forum for candidates in the upcoming New York City mayoral race. The challenging array of candidates and issues in this year’s New York City mayoral election has been the impetus for this forum, which is also being sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Boerum Hill Association, the Crown Heights North Association, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association.

The Brooklyn Civics 2013 Mayoral Forum is an opportunity for residents to submit questions with a Brooklyn focus, on a range of topics that will include infrastructure, schools, emergency preparedness, city services, transportation and transit, parks, development, businesses, and local jobs. The event is set for:

Monday, May 6, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Pl. at Eighth Avenue

All mayoral candidates as of March 2013 have been invited to attend the forum (Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, John Catsimatidis, Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota, John Liu, George McDonald, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson). The forum will be moderated by Andrea Bernstein of WNYC and will be strictly timed. There will be 1.5-minute opening statements and 2-minute closing statements. The Civic Council invites all interested voters to attend this forum and hear the candidates’ vision for the future of Brooklyn and New York City. Reporters from all local news outlets, publications, and blogs are also welcome to attend.

Please submit your questions through Google Moderator (separate log-in may be required) and vote on questions of importance to you by May 3. If you prefer, mail questions to the Mayoral Forum 2013 Committee through any of the co-sponsoring groups by April 26.

The forum is free to the public. RSVP or tickets are not required; seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Bring friends and voters.

For more information on the forum, visit our Mayoral Forum page. Media questions: contact Gilly Youner at gilly.youner@parkslopeciviccouncil.org.

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[post updated April 11, 2013]

 

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