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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [Fwd: E-Update for the Committee on Technology in Government of
New York City Council (April 21, 2006).]
From: Ruben Safir
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:31:52 -0400
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Subject: E-Update for the Committee on Technology in Government of New
York City Council (April 21, 2006).
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:59:28 -0400
As everyone knows, Jeff Baker (jeffrey.baker-at-council.nyc.ny.us /
212-788-9193) is now the new Counsel to the Committee on Technology in
Government. We also have a new Policy Analyst for the committee. Her
name is Colleen Pagter (colleen.pagter-at-council.nyc.ny.us). Feel free to
give her a nice warm welcome.
The upcoming hearing on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 has been moved to
Monday, May 15, 2006. Details below.
On Monday, May 15, 1 PM in the Committee Room, City Hall, the
Committee on Technology in Government, chaired by Council Member Gale
Brewer, will be holding a joint oversight hearing with the Committee on
Parks, chaired by Council Member Helen Foster of the Bronx, on the topic
of wireless Internet access in New York City parks. Please contact Jeff
Baker or Colleen Pagter (see above) re: the details of this hearing.
They are working out the details of this hearing now.
Below is a link to a policy article that the Council Member and I
wrote re: the role of municipal government in promoting universal
affordable access to broadband in New York City. Some of the
recommendations are obsolete at this point (such as the passage of Int.
No 625 as this was passed and signed in December 2005), but the basic
argument remains the same. If you want the PDF version, please e-mail
me, and I will send it to you.
Here is an article that might interest you re: our office's new one
laptop, one student initiative on the West Side of Manhattan. Contact
Tyler Smith (tyler.smith-at-council.nyc.ny.us / 212.788.6975) for more
About the New York City Council's Committee on Technology in Government
The primary goals of the Committee on Technology in Government are
(1) to expand digital equality by increasing access to broadband in
underserved communities of New York City (2) to increase the strategic
use of technology in government, thereby, increasing efficiency in
government and enhancing the quality of public services, and (3) to
promote the openness and transparency of government by making sure that
public information is accessible to every New York City resident.
Through its ability to hold oversight hearings over City agencies and
introduce and hear legislation, the Committee on Technology in
Government works to achieve its goals in partnership with the private,
public and nonprofit sectors.
More information about the Committee and the Chair of the
Committee, Council Member Gale A. Brewer, can be found at the following
* http://nyccouncil.info/issues/committee.cfm?committee_id=106<sbdkey=5121 >http://nyccouncil.info/issues/committee.cfm?committee_id=106<sbdkey=5121.
All Committee briefing papers from the current session (beginning in
January 2004) are also available at this link.
If you know of people who would be interested in the Committee on
Technology in Government's activities, please feel free to forward this
e-mail to them. If you know of anyone who would like to receive these
e-mails, just have them e-mail me. I will be put them on the list.
Finally, feel free to post this information on any listserve you may
belong to or on any website you are affiliated with.
If you do not want to receive these e-mails anymore, please e-mail
me, and I will take you off the list immediately.
Thank you. I look forward to seeing you at one of Committee's
hearings or events.
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council
250 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10007
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW PHONE NUMBERS
City Hall: 212.788.6975
Secondary Cell: 917.407.1600
District Office: 212.873.0282