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Former NYC Mayor, Edward I. Koch, 1924-2013. Source: adam.luis.amengual / Flickr

Of all the elected officials I have known personally — with the exception of former Congressman Stephen Solarz for whom I once performed an internship during his first term as assemblyman for the 45th Assembly District — I’ve had the most personal contact with our former mayor, Ed Koch.

My First Encounter

It was 1969. One year before my college internship with Solarz. Unsurprisingly, I chose transportation as my topic for a political science school paper at Hunter College, where I did my undergraduate work. I wanted to write about what the federal government was doing to improve mass transit and someone suggested I see the local congressman whose office was located on Second Avenue, in the upper seventies. I was skeptical of obtaining any information because I did not reside in the “silk stocking” district, as the Upper East Side was then called. I was told that the congressman’s name was Ed Koch, a name I had never heard before. I was told he was active in introducing legislation to help mass transit and that’s why I should see him.

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The New York City Comptroller’s office invites everyone to a meeting where you can learn more about budgets and Brooklyn communities. Comptroller Liu’s office tells us that a community budget presentation will be happening in every borough.

If you’ve wanted to learn more about where the city government distributes the money, this is one way of doing so.

Here is the meeting information (with clarification added):

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu cordially invites you to a
Community Budget Presentation: An Overview of the NYC Budget

Medgar Evers College
President’s Conference Center, Room B1008
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please reply to the Comptrollers Office of Community Relations:
(212) 669-3089 /

To arrange special accommodations, please call (2121) 669-4315
Fully (handicapped) accessible facility