Tonight: Your Chance to Quiz the Next City Council Speaker

Eight council members are vying to replace outgoing Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Photo: William Alatriste for the NYC Council
Eight council members are vying to replace outgoing Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Photo: William Alatriste for the NYC Council

With Thanksgiving coming up, tonight’s the night for all of this week’s Streetsblog calendar action.

The speaker appoints committee chairs and sets the council’s agenda for budgeting and legislation, which can affect street design projects, land use, and traffic enforcement.

Tonight council members vying to replace term-limited Melissa Mark-Viverito will participate in a candidate forum at New York Law School.

The event is sponsored by Citizens Union, the League of Women Voters, NYPIRG, and Reinvent Albany. Gotham Gazette Editor-in-Chief Ben Max will moderate.

You can submit a question for the candidates here.

Here’s what else is happening. Check the full calendar for more info on these and other events.

  • Tonight: The Manhattan CB 7 land use committee will vote on an application to replace city-owned parking garages with affordable housing on W. 108th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. Tonight’s meeting is closed to public testimony. Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Avenue. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also tonight: City Council speaker forum at New York Law School. 185 W. Broadway. 6:30 p.m.
  • More tonight: Live in eastern Queens? Want to be a voice for safer streets and better transit on your local community board? Join Transportation Alternatives for a session on how to apply. 137-16 Northern Boulevard, Flushing. 7:30 p.m.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.

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