Staten Island Candidate Forum Was A Big Success!
October 17, 2013
Staten Islanders turned out in force at the Jewish Community Center on October 16, 2013 to hear where candidates Steve Matteo and John Mancuso stand on the most pressing sustainability issues facing the 50th City Council District.
This candidate forum was hosted by NYLCVEF along with Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, the Westerleigh Improvement Society, Grasmere Civic Association, Grant City Civic Association, the Natural Resources Protective Association and Feeding Families.
The forum covered a wide range of issues, from the preservation of Mount Manresa to controlling Staten Island’s growing deer population. Both candidates stressed that their first environmental priority if elected will be Hurricane Sandy recovery and future resiliency. The candidates also agreed on the need to invest in infrastructure to protect the coastlines and the importance of improving transportation options in Staten Island to relieve the reliance on cars.
You can read the Staten Island Advance’s coverage of the forum, which includes a clip of the candidates’ perspectives on Mount Manresa preservation.
Our thanks to the candidates and everyone who joined us for this event. And special shout-out to our partner organizations that helped to make this forum a success!
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