Assemblyman Jim Brennan of the 44th Assembly District has been appointed to NYS 2100, a commission created by Governor Cuomo to strengthen New York State’s infrastructure following Hurricane Sandy, said the Assemblymember in a press release this morning. Brennan was appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
“I am honored to serve the state of New York in this new capacity,” said Brennan, “and I strongly believe that by working cooperatively and creatively we can build a stronger and more resilient New York that will be better able to face challenges in the future.”
Assemblyman Brennan spoke about his role on the commission at a recent community meeting in Ditmas Park, saying that he hopes the GOP in the federal government will “do the right thing” and give New York $41 billion in repair funds and $9 billion for further protection as requested by Governor Cuomo. The Senate began debating a $60 billion relief bill earlier this week.
NYS 2100 will be a 25 member commission charged with “protecting existing transportation, energy, environmental and other infrastructure systems to withstand natural disasters and other emergencies,” as well as replacing damaged infrastructure, reviewing long-term options for protective systems and reviewing possible reforms for insurance and risk management related to natural disasters and other emergencies.
NYS 2100’s preliminary recommendations are due January 3, 2013.
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