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District 15 City Council Forum On Sustainability

July 26, 2013

Scores of Bronx residents turned out at the Bronx Library on July 22, 2013 for NYLCVEF’s District 15 City Council Forum.

Those in attendance heard candidates including Kenny Agosto, Albert Alvarez, Raquel Batista, Joel Rivera, Cynthia Thompkins and Ritchie Torres articulate their positions on important sustainability issues facing the district.

The forum was hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, alongside Bronx Health Reach and the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. It was moderated by the Education Fund’s Marcia Bystryn, as well as Kelly Moltzen from Bronx Health Reach and Lili Hurley from the Mary Mitchell Center.

District 15 encompasses Bathgate, Belmont, Crotona, Fordham, East Tremont, Van Nest and West Farms.

Food policy, air quality and affordable housing were all important issues for the audience. Food quality was a particularly pressing concern, and a frequent topic of discussion. Attendees voiced their demand for more healthy, local food, and all of the candidates emphasized the vital importance of creating better food policy for a more sustainable community.

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