A Message from Jumaane…

Dear Friends, I was so glad to see the great response to my first e-newsletter, and I could not be happier that I can finally present my second one to you! In addition, please note the new section, “One-on-One with Council Member Williams”, where I have taped a short video message on YouTube. Click on the screen capture image to watch my first personal conversation with you. I hope you like my first attempt at this new form of social media outreach, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know! For those of you who have been following the news, I’m sure you know this has been a busy period for me. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone that has given me so much support these last few weeks, particularly in the wake of the events at the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day. You should know that I am committed to reforming the NYPD police culture, including its use of stop, question and frisk, and increasing accountability in the department. I am also just as committed as before to reducing the violence in our communities. Both of these missions are complementary and work toward the same goal of ensuring we create a safe place for our young people to learn and grow. I hope everyone in my district is getting engaged with participatory budgeting! This is an exciting process that gives my constituents the power to decide how to spend $1 million of my capital budget, which is ultimately YOUR taxpayer dollars. Neighborhood assemblies are happening as we speak, so please reference “What’s Happening Around the 45th?” for upcoming dates and call my district office at (718)629-2900 for more information. You can also visit www.pbnyc.org . Just remember: YOUR money, YOUR voice, YOUR vote! Thanks again! I hope to see you down at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park! Sincerely,

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE 45TH?

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Neighborhood Assemblies for Participatory Budgeting Monday, October 24th. 6 PM-9 PM. Brooklyn Tabernacle of Praise, 1274 Utica Avenue. Tuesday, October 25th. 6:30-9:30 PM. Glenwood Houses Community Center, 5816 Farragut Road. Saturday, October 29th. 1:00-4:00 PM. Nazareth Regional High School, 475 East 57th Street. Monday, October 31st. 6 PM-9 PM. The Gold Room, 6th Floor, Brooklyn College Student Center, East 27th Street and Campus Road. Wednesday, November 2nd. 6:30-9:00 PM. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3913 Avenue J. 69th Precinct Halloween Party Saturday, October 22nd. 2 PM-5 PM. I.S. 211, 1001 East 100th Street. Brooklyn Blizzards Youth Organization’s Kids Fun Day and Child Abduction Workshop Saturday, October 29h. 12 PM-5 PM. P.S. 289, 900 St. Mark’s Avenue. Want to add an event to a future newsletter? E-Mail: ssanchez@council.nyc.gov

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On September 7th, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams rallied the members of Local 372 at the Tweed Courthouse to oppose the layoff of nearly 800 school aides, parent and community coordinators, health aides and family workers. These people are essential to our children’s education, and Council Member Williams will continue fighting for them.

Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

October 21, 2011 E-Newsletter

Update from City Hall
Council Member Williams has partnered with Council Member Dan Garodnick of Manhattan in an effort to push reforms to the New York City Charter. The charter is what organizes our city government, and there are a number of concerns with how it currently reads. Namely, Council Member Williams feels that there is an inequitable balance of power between the Mayor and the City Council, which limits the latter’s ability to best serve its constituents. Both Council Members Williams and Garodnick are currently exploring potential amendments to the charter that would address the legislative and budgetary limitations facing the City Council. This could include changes to the Civilian Complaint Review Board and the Mayor’s revenue estimate process. One of the goals behind this charter reform is to use the proposals as a litmus test for mayoral candidates in 2013. Knowing where our leaders stand on the balance of power in city government is key to understanding their governing approach.

JUMAANE IN THE NEWS

\ On October 15th, Council Member Williams, pictured with Rev. Jesse Jackson, participated in the March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, DC, in honor of the new MLK Jr. Memorial.

Heroes of the 45th
Monique Waterman, President, East Flatbush Village, Inc.
1) What work do you do in the 45th? East Flatbush Village is a non-profit organization that provides youth between the ages of 3-18 in at-risk communities with creative and educational recreational programs that were designed to promote a strong self-esteem, build confidence and provide positive outlets that keep those children away from gun violence within their community. 2) Why did you decide to get involved in the community?

On October 14th, Council Member Williams, along with his Chief of Staff Ede Fox and thousands of supporters, celebrated at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park.

The organization was founded by myself and my husband, Eric Waterman. Our four children were our inspiration to get involved in helping the youth and the community as a whole. 3) Tell me a valuable experience you had in your service. Our organization was directly involved in the organizing and planning of the "Not In My Hood” March and Concert for Youth Service, which was made up of teenagers frustrated with the levels of increasing violence within their community and, in many cases, their households. 4) How can people get involved?

Come to a Youth Anti-Violence Initiative (YAVI) event and to the CVC meetings, which are held monthly in the district office of Council Member Williams.

From September 18th to the 23rd, Council Member Williams performed as King Bowelle, as depicted here, and as Nat Turner in “The MAAFA Suite…A Healing Journey” at St. Paul Community Baptist Church .

Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

October 21, 2011 E-Newsletter

HELPFUL CONTACTS FOR THE 45TH DISTRICT
Citizen Pruner Care Course: TreesNY (212) 227-1887 Emergency Food Stamps Hotline: Human Resource Administration (HRA) (877) 472-8411 Family Court Assistance: Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) (212) 343-1122 Legal Aid (718) 722-3100 First Time Home Buyers: Midwood Development Corporation (MDC) (718) 376-0999 Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush (718) 469-4679 Foreclosure Defense: Erasmus Neighborhood Federation (ENF) (718) 462-7700 South Brooklyn Legal Services (718) 237-5500 Foreclosure Prevention: CAMBA Legal Services (718) 287-0010 ext. 40240 Erasmus Neighborhood Federation (ENF) (718) 462-7700 Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush (718) 469-4679 Midwood Development Corporation (MDC) (718) 376-0999 Immigration Services/TPS: Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) (718) 254-0700 CAMBA Legal Services (718) 287-0010 CUNY Citizenship NOW! at Medgar Evers College (718) 270-6292 Information and Non-Emergency Services: 311 Job Training & Placement: CAMBA Workforce Development (718) 282-0108 ex. 79301 The Hope Program (718) 852-9307 Workforce1 (718) 246-5219 Landlord/Tenant Issues: Erasmus Neighborhood Federation (ENF) (718) 462-7700 Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) (718) 859-3800 Midwood Development Corporation (MDC) (718) 376-0999 South Brooklyn Legal Services (718) 237-5500 Rental Arrears: Housing Court Answers (212) 962-4795 Vulnerable Adults: Adult Protective Services (212) 630-1853 Water Bill: NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Customer Services (718) 595-7000 Want to be added to this list? E-Mail: sringel@council.nyc.gov

Students from Brooklyn’s Tilden Educational Campus and East Flatbush Village are uniting with their neighborhood community for their first ever “Dance Marathon and Healthy Living Fair,” a fundraiser to benefit HealthCorps® and and East Flatbush Village to support their unique programs. Attendees will enjoy dance contests, entertainment, exhibit booths and refreshments. Please show your support on October 29th from 10 AM-6 PM at Tilden Educational Campus. Call (718) 826-0807 to learn more.

GET ACTIVE!

Neighborhood Highlights
• • On September 29th, the Caribbean Family Health Center on 3414 Church Avenue welcomed Council Member Williams to read aloud with children and tour the pediatric facility as part of the “Read Out and Read” program. On October 3rd, Community Board 17 formally launched its Civilian Observation Patrol, a crime watch program enlisting dedicated residents to observe their neighborhood and report incidents that require police attention. Council Member Williams is proud to have assisted in this effort and looks forward to increased community engagement in East Flatbush. On October 26th, Council Member Williams, in conjunction with Assembly Member Karim Camara and the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, will join in “A Cup of Joe”, a community discussion on crime and public safety with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. Please come out, voice your concerns and at Mt. Zion Church of God, located at 203 East 37 th Street. Want to add news to a future newsletter? E-Mail: sringel@council.nyc.gov

One-on-One with Council Member Williams

Stay In Touch with Council Member Williams
District Office:
4517 Avenue D Brooklyn, NY 11203 Phone: (718) 629-2900 Fax: (718) 451-2136

City Hall Office:

250 Broadway, Room 1882 New York, NY 10007 Phone: (212) 788-6960 Fax: (212) 442-1564

Check out Jumaane D. Williams Council on Facebook! Follow JumaaneWilliams on Twitter! E-Mail: info@jumaanewilliams.com

Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

October 21, 2011 E-Newsletter

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