Wednesday, October 27, 2021

City Council oversight hearing on Changes to Municipal Retirees' Healthcare Plan - Thursday Oct. 21 1PM - Livestream

If you can go in person to attend inside or join people outside on Broadway and Murray St. But also livestream at https://council.nyc.gov/livestream.


The yellow announcement below this message is for the action outside the City Council hearing we're calling A People's Hearing--not to be confused with what's going on inside the chambers. For the actual hearing inside, you can submit your testimony via email to https://council.nyc.gov/testify or bring it to read in person. 

Either way, we are also asking municipal retirees to send a copy of their testimony to read outside at A People's Hearing. You can send it to retireequestions@gmail.com.

Dear New Yorker/Municipal Retiree:
This Thursday, October 28, 2021, beginning at 1 pm in the Council Chambers of New York City Hall (map ), the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor, chaired by Council Member I. Daneek Miller, wil l hold an in-person oversight hearing on Changes to Municipal Retirees' Healthcare Plan .
On behalf of City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, we invite you to attend and to weigh in further on this topic. 
 
As noted on the Council’s website here , in-person hearings do not require pre-registration. However, all individuals who wish to testify in person at City Hall must adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:
  • Properly wear a face covering at all times while in City Hall;
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from others at all times except when not feasible in limited circumstances; and
  • Complete a Covid-19 health screening questionnaire, which will be posted at the entrance to City Hall, prior to entering the building.
If you plan to participate, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring twenty (20) copies double-sided of your written testimony to the hearing. 
 
Public testimony will begin following the testimony of any invited experts. Depending on the number of people who attend, you may have a limited amount of time to speak in order to allow as many people as possible to present their views.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, seating in the Council Chambers is limited and cannot be guaranteed, and you may be directed to an overflow room until it is your turn to testify.
Testimony may also be submitted online at https://council.nyc.gov/testify up to 72 hours after the hearing has been adjourned.
For questions about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, please contact the Council’s EEO Officer at EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov  or call (212) 788-6936 at least three (3) business days before the hearing.
If you need non-English language interpretation, please email translationservice@council.nyc.gov , at least three (3) business days before the hearing. Please include the following information in your email:
  • Name and date of the hearing; and
  • Your full name, telephone number, and email address.
Finally, the hearing will be webcast live at https://council.nyc.gov/livestream . (See Live Stream: City Hall Chambers.)
Thank you and stay safe. 
Sincerely,

Correspondence Unit

Community Engagement Division
Office of New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson     
NYC Council
 

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