Julie Menin is the
Democratic Party nominee to represent Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side
in NYC Council District 5, seeking to succeed current City Council Member
Ben Kallos who is term
limited from running again.
Ms Menin was at the Roosevelt Island Saturday Farmers Market yesterday meeting
and talking with residents about local issues including Roosevelt Island
Seniors Association Vice President Andrea Jackson shown below.
Ms Menin also bought some peaches at the Farmers Market
I spoke with Menin about her experience and local issues facing the
District. According to Ms Menin:
… I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time on Roosevelt Island both during
the primary and since the primary, speaking to voters about what is on their
Affordable housing is top of mind. We don’t want a situation where people are
being priced out of Roosevelt Island so that is one of the top concerns I hear
Another concern I hear is a lack of community space. There’s so many wonderful
organizations here on Roosevelt Island . We want to make sure that they have
the space to meet, to congregate, to do the important work that they’re doing.
Climate change, storm resiliency is another issue. We saw it recently with what
happens with Hurricane Ida. We want to make sure that Roosevelt Island is
truly protected so those are some of the many issues that residents have been
speaking to me about.
And certainly recovering from Covid and making sure that the city is fully
vaccinated. We still have a ways to go. We’re 80% city-wide but there’s still room for improvement on that as well….
Ms Menin’s general election opponent torep resent Roosevelt Island, the UES and East Harlem in NYC Council Distrct 5 is the Republican Candidate Mark Foley.
The General Election is Tuesday, November 2.