Mayor Names NYLPI Attorney To OneNYC Advisory Board

March 4, 2019

Environmental Justice, Legislative, News

Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Christine Appah to his OneNYC advisory board.

Christine was named alongside luminaries such as Bill McKibben of climate change group 350.org, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and organizations such as Con Edison, the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and Microsoft, to advise on the creation of a plan called “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City” by April.

Originally released in 2015 as the world’s first resilience strategy and a model for sustainable development, OneNYC provideed a blueprint for tackling New York City’s most significant challenges.

“OneNYC provides a comprehensive blueprint to build a more resilient and just city, showing us the vlaue of setting a bold vision to improve the lives of New Yorkers,” said Mayor de Blasio. “With the support of the experts on the Board, we will go even further.”

“I’m looking forward to representing NYLPI’s interests on the board,” Christine said.

As part of the OneNYC update, the City is also engaging in a campaign to solicit feedback from the public and a diverse set of stakeholders. As part of this engagement campaign, the de Blasio administration is holding events and meetings with civic associations, advocacy groups, business groups, youth and senior organizations, and local elected officials in all five boroughs and has developed an online survey where all New Yorkers can make their voices heard. To date, over 13,000 New Yorkers have responded. To access the online survey, please visit nyc.gov/OneNYCsurvey.

 

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