Letters to Hochul

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters to Governor Hochul. Over 130 letters were written and we wanted to share a subset of them for the public to read. Names and addresses have been removed to respect their privacy. We were deeply moved by these, and can only hope that Governor Hochul was too.¬†ūüôŹ

1. 

I write today because I am outraged that my family and my community continue to be exposed to well-known carcinogenic toxins that are endangering our health to this day.

Instead of protecting Gowanus residents, you and the Department of Environmental Conservation are allowing polluters and developers to leave dangerous levels of toxic material in the ground during Brownfield remediations, which amounts to containment, or a cover-up, rather than the environmental clean-up we are entitled to by law.


2.

I write today because I am eager to see the development of much needed affordable housing in the Gowanus area, but nothing should be built there until we know the clean up has brought the hazardous contamination under control. It is clear from the facts cited below that serious gaps exist in the clean-up plan. New York must address the most egregious of these omissions and you as our governor are the one person with the authority and responsibility to take action.


3.

I write today because our public servants are negligent in their responsibility to protect the public from known health risks. For almost 40 years we have heard about the toxins which were dumped in our community and plans to identify them and then clean up. We finally have a chance to remove this threat to our families and instead, it is just being covered up and developed for housing. This is irresponsible behavior for anyone with the power to make sure that we remove the dangerous chemicals before building anything. Once the buildings are built, we will never have a chance to clean up. This is our chance and you are letting it slip through your fingers. I sure hope that you have the courage to stand up for the tens of thousands of current and future residents whose lives and health will be at risk.

I respectfully request that you remediate all Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Brownfields, hazardous substance releases and other documented contamination threats to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY in strict compliance with State mandates requiring comprehensive toxic cleanups to "pre-disposal conditions" and pollution spill "source removal" in order to fulfill all applicable regulatory requirements.


4.

I am a cancer survivor.  

I moved into the Gowanus Canal area in 1984. Gowanus was zoned industrial then, but I was able to live as an artist-in-residence in a building with other artists. We all endured noxious odors and fumes in the immediate neighborhood virtually every day. About 10 years after moving into my building, my neighbors and I ordered an environmental database report from Toxics Targeting. Walter Hang, its President, called me up and told me about the building’s proximity to a former Manufactured Gas Plant that contains many cancer-causing toxins, including coal tar that can migrate through the environment. This is the former Fulton MGP site (now the Thomas Greene Park) located diagonally across the street from my home.

In 2019, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I always believed being exposed to cancer-causing pollution likely made me sick since there is no history of cancer in my family history.  

I am lucky to have survived surgery, but no one should have to go through what I have experienced with cancer. Moreover, there have been other cases of cancer in my building.  

That is why I strongly support and am a signatory to the Voice of Gowanus coalition letter which requests that Governor Hochul immediately require the Fulton MGP site and all other toxic sites that pollute the Gowanus Canal to be comprehensively remediated and restored to "pre-disposal conditions."

I believe this is the only way to safeguard public health in my community. I believe it would be irresponsible for State authorities to allow thousands of residents of the Gowanus Canal to live next to immense quantities of cancer-causing coal tar. That is simply unthinkable. 

The Gowanus Canal community is plagued by soil gas vapor intrusion hazards that are documented at many of the major toxic sites documented herein. Yet no comprehensive survey has been undertaken to identify or safeguard homes, schools, businesses and other structures that are contaminated by this known hazard.

Unremediated toxic pollution also could be spread by increased flooding associated with climate change since enormous quantities of Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL), such as petroleum contamination, underlie many of the toxic sites surrounding the Gowanus Canal. For example, Superstorm Sandy polluted vast areas of New York City when extensive flooding distributed toxic pollution that was never cleaned up.

As Governor of New York, you are responsible for resolving environmental and public health problems on a comprehensive basis without any further delay. It is imperative that our state no longer tolerates inadequate remediation of toxic contamination hazards by enforcing the strict enforcement policy we propose. If you implement that policy, you would set a standard for effective regulatory action that could be replicated all over New York and from coast-to-coast. With all due respect, if you fail to adopt that policy, you would be directly responsible for imperiling New York's public health and environment and must be held accountable.


5.

There is a 1 month old baby in my house. My best friends just had this beautiful boy. I find myself thinking constantly about him as I walk around our neighborhood and smell the chemicals in the air. What kind of world have we made for this kid to grow up in? Is this a safe place to raise him? Is it a safe place for me to live?


6.

I'm writing because current plans by DEC leave large amounts of carcinogenic toxins in brownfield,s as construction is slated to soon begin.

Relying on capping, and monitoring vapor intrusion barriers in perpetuity is not a good solution, particularly as flooding is only due to increase in the area, moving the contaminants around to other sites, further endangering health.


7.

I write today out of dire concern that my family and our neighbors have been exposed to carcinogenic toxins simply by living in this area, and will continue to be at risk unless immediate action is taken. We have a right to be safe in our home and our neighborhood.


8.

I write today because I am worried about my community's exposure to hazardous off-gassing and adding my voice to countless others who are begging you to ensure the full remediation of toxic brownfields in Gowanus before further development is allowed to continue.

I have a two month old daughter and it fills me with panic when I think about the levels of environmental toxins she is exposed to on a daily basis. We cannot afford to move to another neighborhood and walk past the Gowanus canal sites on a daily basis. You have made so inspiring commitments to public health including the ban on gas stoves in new housing - I am grateful for your leadership on this and implore you to act just as decisively on the public health crisis we are facing in Gowanus.


9.

I write today because I live close to the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant ‚ÄĒ close enough to smell the fumes from my kitchen window when they began to dig up the site for partial remediation in June 2020. I have listened to US EPA‚Äôs experts‚Äô characterizations of this site in many community meetings, and I believe the cleanup there does not adequately address the contamination on that site. How can we stand by and let housing and a school be built there? Moreover, from looking at NYSDEC‚Äôs data it is evident that Gowanus is full of toxic brownfields where developers plan to build housing. We need to prioritize human health and the environment, not the profits of real estate developers.


10.

I write today because of my concern over the development of the Gowanus Canal site in Brooklyn. I asm especially concerned with the site of the former gas plant. Development plans that I have seen in the press have a school and affordable housing located on this site, rather than market rate housing.

If a public school is built over this site some children will be injured by the toxic chemicals coming up from the polluted earth below. Eventually the city and state will have to pay for a complicated removal of the pollution and/or a new school. It makes economic and medial sense to clean up this site before anything is built on it.


11.

I write today because of Valentine's Day.

Dear Governor Hochul, I'm writing to say Please clean up Gowanus for Valentine's Day.

No flowers, no candy would have an effect Like cleaning up hazardous wastes, I suspect.

Your Office has routinely failed to comply With mandates for action in days long gone by.

This year is THE year, your constituents say. Please LOVE US and act without further delay.


12.

I write today because people have a right to live in an environment that is free of toxic land, air and water! No resident should be placed in a flood zone as we all are aware of rising water and increased heavy rain events with further impair this area. I am an active member of The Sierra Club New York City group. Our group does not understand why the State permits new housing development on an area that is defined as being the most contaminated land in the state. Especially horrifying is the rezoning that permits low income and a school to be placed in a toxic flood zone. Originally this land was planned as a park or for some other use, not as residential property. The excuse that NYC needs low income housing is not justification to place those in the most need with the fewest resources to be placed on toxic land. The people who currently live in the area experience regular basement flooding due to an inadequate sewer system and bad drainage.

Voice of Gowanus members requests a meeting with you or your appropriate staff to discuss this hazardous site and to ask for your intervention to prevent a future Love Canal.


13.

I write today because the brownfields in my backyard (around the Gowanus Canal) are a clear and present danger to the health of humans, but especially children, who live in the area. It is incomprehensible that instead of removing the toxic waste and tarfields from this location, the city and state are encouraging developers to build residential housing, schools, parks and playgrounds.

If you disagree, I invite you to bring the children in your family for a tour. We could make mudpies with the soil at the site. The EPA recommends that children not come in direct contact with this soil, but the city, state and developers seem to think it's okay, so we should be fine, right?


14.

I write today for two reasons. First because I am concerned that there does not seem to be serious attention being paid to the detrimental consequences of such pollution and emissions - the "remedial work" being undertaken, seems, according to Voice of Gowanus independently hired experts, to be superficial and inadequate. Second because the number of residences planned for the sites will overwhelm the already inadequate infrastructure of the area, namely sewers, parking, transportation.


15.

I am a musician and I am so grateful that in your first term you knew how important it was to the people and the economy of our great state and cities to support the arts with life-saving money from the state coffers. Now my neighbors and I need your help with another huge issue.

I write today because I know you love New York and New Yorkers all over the state, and I know you must know about the consequences of the Love Canal disaster in your home region all those years ago.


16.

I write today because I have grown my family here and want them to be able to remain in their neighborhood. I am a long standing Democrat, am active in this my community and know that putting 1000 apts on toxic ground is tantamount to putting unsuspecting or desperate people in harms way. I live less than a football field away from the site and am sure that this project is dishonest and eventually deadly.


17.

I'm writing today because not only is this a cause I care about, but it is quite literally my back yard. I walk past this site every day, breath this air, use the water, and am directly affected by any toxic waste that is not being properly taken care of. I am a big supporter of the Gowanus Yacht Club, a member of Gowanus Arts, and do my best to participate in the community in which I am part, and it really seems like you are not addressing a serious issue at hand.


18.

For the past thirty years I have lived in a 50 unit building on a block with an elementary school and a smattering of small townhouses. We are not a densely populated block but in the past several years I have lost what seems a high number of friends and neighbors. Many of these people were part of my support network such as the couple across the street who were grandparent figured to my children and my next door neighbor who was my closest friend and like a sister to me. My children’s friends lost both of their parents to cancer within months. These are just a few instances of cancer in my building and on my block of which I am personally aware.

During Superstorm Sandy, the Gowanus Canal not only breached it banks, but also breached brownfields and Bond Street. Water from the canal traveled up residential side streets, including my own. Who knows what was in that water and it’s likely the next superstorm will be worse.

While I have lived here for thirty years and have been a somewhat active member of the community having served on Community Board 6 and the Gowanus Canal EPA CAG, it is only recently that I have learned of the high number of brownfields and the extent of the contamination through the publication of Department of Conservation’s map. I was shocked by the map and also frightened as I am sure others will be as they learn of the nearby brownfields.


19.

I write today because I care about the health of my family and my community and I believe that my government has an obligation to protect us from toxins and hazardous substances.


20.

I write today because I am a breast cancer survivor. I respectfully request that you remediate all Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Brownfields, hazardous substance releases and other documented contamination threats to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY in strict compliance with State mandates requiring comprehensive toxic cleanups to "pre-disposal conditions" and pollution spill "source removal" in order to fulfill all applicable regulatory requirements.


21.

I write today because I am concerned about the Gowanus landfill and toxic chemicals which are leaching into the ground, ground water and canal water. This has always been a problem but it recently has been amplified now that there are plans to build a 950 unit building on top of the landfill there. The toxicity is so awful that often the rancid odor fills the air and is carried for blocks through the neighborhood. It is an additional affront to Brooklyn residents that affordable housing is being built on top of this landfill. Once again the under-privileged are being sold unsafe living conditions under the premise of "affordable housing"


22.

I write today because I love my neighborhood, I have lived here since 1983. I've raised my kids here and watched it become a artist friendly, attractive place to live. Now the neighborhood has been razed in the rush to build post re-zoning and we need you to enforce brown field clean up to make sure its done properly throughout our neighborhood, before it gets swept under the rug.


23.

My childhood was idyllic in many respects - a brownstone neighborhood with thriving small community of local businesses and historic significance. However, my childhood home is also just blocks away from the significant number of Gowanus brownfields in New York. As a 35 year old, only time will tell if my health has forever been impacted by the cancer-causing pollutants that I have been exposed to and which have been allowed to leach into the Gowanus Canal unchecked for decades. 

Having moved my own small family to Tribeca, I more immediately worry about my parents, who still live in this home and who are surrounded by these toxins on a daily basis. They shop at a Whole Foods built right on top on a toxic brownfield, the parking lot swimming in lead and arsenic overflow from the Gowanus Canal every time it rains. In the spring and summer, the odor of the Gowanus Canal can be smelled blocks away from my front stoop. Every year more and more developers break ground on this toxic land, settling more residents on top of land that is swollen with coal tar. Each day, the residents sit waiting for these toxic conditions to be remediated as was promised by New York State after so long.

I was initially hopeful to hear that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is supervising the remediation of these brownfields. However, I am horrified to learn that DEC is allowing the biggest polluters to leave much of the pollution, when by law, they have to remove and remediate the toxic land. DEC also told the Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group that the agency is going to continue to make accommodations for developers, so that they can complete their projects in time to qualify for the 421A tax exemption.

The cycle of exposure to toxins like coal tar, lead, mercury, naphthalene, benzene and arsenic has to stop NOW.

It is despicable to leave your citizens sitting on top of toxic land and to not do anything about it.

You are responsible to New York State- don't let your residents down.


I write today because I am concerned for the health and safety of the current and future residents of my neighborhood and the surrounding areas. My husband, two young sons and I live fewer than two blocks from Public Place, the former Citizens Gas Works site that borders the Gowanus Canal.


24.

I write today because as a 21 year resident of the address listed above I fear for the health of my current and future neighbors.

My home is 500 yards from the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant on Smith and Fifth Streets. This site now known as Public Place, soon to be renamed Gowanus Green is so polluted that the EPA says it should not be lived on EVER. Coal tar has been detected down to 150 feet below grade and will re-pollute the 1.5 Billion dollar Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus canal unless fully remediated rendering said cleanup a massive waste of time and money and endangering the lives of future residents and school children attending the public school that is also proposed for the site. Every Brownfield site in the Gowanus area should be cleaned up to pre polluted conditions to protect the health and welfare of all residents present and future. Was my 2006 diagnosis of Thyroid cancer related to this site? I will never know for certain but it can't be discounted.


25.

I spent my entire childhood just blocks away from many of the Gowanus brownfields in New York State.

Only time will tell if my health has forever been impacted by the cancer-causing pollutants that I have been exposed to and which have been allowed to pollute the neighborhood for decades. 

I was hopeful to hear the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently supervising the remediation of these Brownfields. However, I am angry to learn that DEC is allowing the polluters to leave much of the pollution, when by law, they have to remove it all. DEC also told the Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group that the agency is accommodating developers, so that they can complete their projects in time to qualify for the 421A tax exemption.

The cycle of exposure to toxins like coal tar, lead, mercury, naphthalene, benzene and arsenic has to stop NOW.


26.

I write today because we face a rare opportunity: to clean up a mess centuries in the making while creating a wonderful, vibrant life-supporting community for centuries to come--for all Brooklynites, New Yorkers and all visitors to our great state. Many of the promises made to remediate the site have been held up by failing political will and developers' short-sighted bargaining.

I respectfully request that you take positive action to remediate all Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Brownfields, hazardous substance releases and other documented contamination threats to the Gowanus Canal in strict compliance with State mandates requiring comprehensive toxic cleanups to "pre-disposal conditions" and pollution spill "source removal" in order to fulfill all applicable regulatory requirements.

Data presented by Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) aside, inaction would be irresponsible and subject our community to unacceptable public health risks.

As our Governor, you have the power to make right and address the canal's toxic contamination hazards by enforcing the strict enforcement policy. If you implement that policy, you would set a laudable standard for effective regulatory action that could be replicated all over New York and from coast-to-coast.

I ask for your consideration, leadership and service in the public good in these extraordinarily troubling times for New York.


27.

As an environmental health focused nurse and mother living near Gowanus Brooklyn I am very concerned about my community's public health and safety.


28.

I write today because it is the role of government to guard public health and safety. To this point it is imperative that New York State and NYC governments champion this cause, and demand that the remediation of the Gowanus canal and surrounding lands be done properly and completely before building housing on it. The current plan for remediation will allow toxins to leach out over time and will endanger residents on those properties and the surrounding areas for years to come. This is not acceptable. Public health and safety is the last priority of the developers who want to build quickly on these sites.


29.

I’m almost sixteen, and I have lived in Carroll gardens my whole life. To me, the Gowanus Canal has always been that gross, smelly, polluted waterway I would have to walk over. I find the new construction around the banks of the canal to be a little concerning because everyday I still see more toxicity seeping into the canal from which can only be the land around it. The land around the Gowanus has always been barren and full of abandoned warehouses and buildings, and I think for a good reason. I have smelled the Gowanus from blocks away and to think about living on the bank sounds pretty awful right now. There is some clean up being done on the canal itself but the land has been disregarded. I don’t know what's in the soil or earth there, that's been sitting for years, but I do know I would be scared to live in that area. I think that being directly on the land could definitely be a possible health hazard. This is why I think the land around the Gowanus canal should be properly cleaned and decontaminated before the construction continues, for the new buildings. 


30.

I am an educator and an artist. My husband and I raised our family in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Our neighborhood needs your help. There is a huge development including affordable housing and a school, scheduled to be built on toxic land in Gowanus.

We have learned about hazardous chemicals that were dumped into the canal and on the land for many years when there were Manufactured Gas Plants in the area. We are writing you and our other elected officials to ask you to remediate all Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Brownfields, hazardous substance releases and other documented contamination threats to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY in full compliance with State mandates requiring comprehensive toxic cleanups to "pre-disposal conditions" and pollution spill "source removal" in order to completely fulfill all applicable regulatory requirements.


31.

I write today because I am deeply concerned with my health and safety working among multiple construction sites located in the middle of several Brownfields along the Gowanus Canal superfund site. I am a server, with no health insurance. I have already worked through the pandemic and am just now getting back on my feet. I am now worried about the toxicity of my workplace and fear I may need to find another job.


32.

I write today because of my interest in seeing that development in the Gowanus does not adversely affect the health of its current and future residents


33.

I am a Carroll Gardens homeowner and one of many committed signatories of the Voice of Gowanus Coalition. I live adjacent to the toxic Citizens MPG site along the Gowanus canal, where high density housing development on acres of contaminated soil is being rushed through.

It is actually in my capacity as a practicing oncology registered nurse that I write this letter. The current remediation efforts, far from what were originally proposed, have not in any significant way attenuated the presence of the residual toxic environmental pollutants that remain at these sites, and migration of these dangerous chemicals continues. The science of cancer has made clear the consequences.

I urge you to better consider the known connection between exposure to these volatile compounds- especially benzene- and the subsequent development of blood and bone marrow cancers, specifically the acute leukemias. This very real risk is part of the legacy which was left behind- and still remains- in the soils so close to our homes.

Incredulous as it seems, even with the knowledge of the disastrous history of Citizens MPG our local politicians supported and oversaw two separate children's playgrounds built adjacent to the site. The half of the playground made just for infants and toddlers is not even 100 feet from the site drilling, and more horrifying is the plan to erect a school directly on the site itself as part of the development.

The current arrangement to accept a modified remediation plan at this toxic site compromises the original containment/removal agreement. Further development of all these sites should¬†be halted immediately, and a serious plan must be implemented to fully remediate soil and return to ‚Äėpre-disposal conditions‚Äô.

Without the leadership and advocacy of yourself and elected officials to intervene in this environmental travesty, the health of an entire community of residents, and the future of living safely in the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens and Gowanus is clearly at risk. We cannot allow this to happen.


34.

I write today because I'm deeply concerned for the families living in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.


 

These letters were then followed by our pre-written section below:

 

I respectfully request that you remediate all Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, Brownfields, hazardous substance releases and other documented contamination threats to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY in strict compliance with State mandates requiring comprehensive toxic cleanups to "pre-disposal conditions" and pollution spill "source removal" in order to fulfill all applicable regulatory requirements.

As documented by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) data presented below, it is beyond dispute that your administration, as well as earlier administrations you served in, routinely and systematically failed to remediate dozens of massively polluted toxic sites that contaminate the Gowanus Canal.

See: Public Health and Environmental Toxic Threats Along the Gowanus Canal That Reportedly Do Not Meet All Applicable Cleanup Standards

That is why this immensely impaired toxic waterway was included circa 2010 on the National Priorities List for Federal Superfund Cleanup. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of dredging nearly 600,000 cubic yards of "highly-contaminated sediment" from the canal at a cost of $1.5 billion.

Regarding this remediation, EPA declared that:"The remedy relies on the control of upland sources of contamination to the Canal, including the remediation of three former MGP [Manufactured Gas Plants, not in the original] sites adjacent to the Canal--Carroll Gardens/Public Place (formerly known as "Citizens Gas Works"); former Metropolitan MGP, and former Fulton Municipal Works MGP (Fulton MGP) (emphasis added)." See: Gowanus NPL

Your administration reportedly has no plans to remove cancer-causing coal tar contamination up to 150 feet deep at the three MGPs. In addition, DEC has failed to remediate more than 35 additional toxic sites "upland" of the Gowanus Canal in strict compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.As New York's Governor and Chief Executive, you have a duty to safeguard our state's public health and environment by strictly enforcing applicable laws and regulatory requirements. If you fail to require pollution source-removals at all "upland" Gowanus Canal sites and restore them to "pre-disposal conditions," EPA's massive dredging effort will ultimately be recontaminated by the same toxic sources that originally polluted this massively impaired waterway.That would be an unthinkable and unacceptable exercise in futility. It must be avoided in order to safeguard public health in the Gowanus Canal community.

New York's Legacy of Toxic Sites

New York is threatened by a vast legacy of thousands of toxic chemical dumps, former industrial sites and abandoned municipal landfills as well as hundreds of thousands of leaking petroleum tanks and hazardous substance spills. According to government regulatory data, the vast majority of these environmental and public health hazards have never been comprehensively investigated or remediated in strict compliance with the maximum level of State or Federal cleanup requirements.

Your administration routinely fails to enforce State Environmental Remediation Program requirements codified in 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules and Regulations) PART 375-2.8 (a):

"The goal of the remedial program for a specific site is to restore that site to pre-disposal conditions (emphasis added), to the extent feasible."

Your administration similarly fails to enforce Section 171 of the New York Navigation Law regarding uncontrolled releases of petroleum and hazardous substances:

"It is the purpose of this article to ensure a clean environment and healthy economy for the state by preventing the unregulated discharge of petroleum which may result in damage to lands, waters or natural resources of the state by authorizing the department of environmental conservation to respond quickly to such discharges and effect prompt cleanup and removal of such discharges (emphasis added), giving first priority to minimizing environmental damage, and by providing for liability for damage sustained within the state as a result of such discharges."

Conclusion

Given New York's long-standing and on-going failure to remediate toxic problems around the Gowanus Canal in strict compliance with the highest levels of cleanup mandated by our state's public health and environmental protection laws, tens of thousands of residents of that community face unacceptable public health risks, including low-income and minority residents that are New York's most vulnerable citizens.

The Gowanus Canal community is plagued by soil gas vapor intrusion hazards that are documented at many of the major toxic sites documented herein. Yet no comprehensive survey has been undertaken to identify or safeguard homes, schools, businesses and other structures that are contaminated by this known hazard.

Unremediated toxic pollution also could be spread by increased flooding associated with climate change since enormous quantities of Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL), such as petroleum contamination, underlie many of the toxic sites surrounding the Gowanus Canal. For example, Superstorm Sandy polluted vast areas of New York City when extensive flooding distributed toxic pollution that was never cleaned up.

As Governor of New York, you are responsible for resolving environmental and public health problems on a comprehensive basis without any further delay. It is imperative that our state no longer tolerates inadequate remediation of toxic contamination hazards by enforcing the strict enforcement policy we propose. If you implement that policy, you would set a standard for effective regulatory action that could be replicated all over New York and from coast-to-coast. With all due respect, if you fail to adopt that policy, you would be directly responsible for imperiling New York's public health and environment and must be held accountable.

I trust that you will find this proposal self-explanatory and await your timely response. Thank you for your consideration, leadership and public service in these extraordinarily troubling times for New York.

 

Name: Gavin Ramoutar

 

cc: Honorable Eric Adams

Honorable Charles Schumer

Honorable Dan Goldman

Honorable Antonio Reynoso

Honorable Steven Englebright

Honorable Jo Anne Simon

Honorable Andrew Gounardes

Honorable Shahana Hanif

Honorable Lisa Garcia

Honorable Mary T. Bassett

Honorable Basil Seggos