GJNY testifies at the New York City Council Committee hearing on Sandy Transparency Bill

Friday, November 15, 2013

On Monday, December 2nd the New York City Council Committee on Finance held a follow-up public hearing on Intro 1040-a, to get answers to many questions that came up during the November 15th hearing. The Bloomberg Administration was present, and provided a demonstration of the newly launched "Sandy Funding Tracker" which was built as part of the city's reporting requirement to HUD for use of federal CDBG funds.

Good Jobs New York provided testimony regarding the opaque process of gathering meaningful information from the NYC Industrial Development Agency for Sandy-related program spending, and included a sample of highly redacted information received by GJNY from the IDA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

On Friday, November 15th the New York City Council Committee on Finance held a public hearing on Intro 1040-a, a bill that would create a public database to track the expenditure of Hurricane Sandy recovery funds. 

Good Jobs New York joined with others from the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding to support the proposed legislation and offer testimony.

Download testimony from Good Jobs New York (from the November 15 hearing) [pdf]

Read the text of Intro 1040-a