Sept . 24, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
A town hall meeting featuring three elected officials is taking place in Sunnyside this Sunday.
About 150 people are expected to attend the public meeting that has been scheduled to take place at Sunnyside Community Services at 43-31 39th St. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and State Sen. Mike Gianaris will all be in attendance and will be answering questions on topics determined by residents.
The town hall is being organized by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Stand Up Sunnyside, a newly-formed group advocating for more community involvement in local politics.
The group was set up by volunteers who worked on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018.
Both organizations are asking residents for feedback as to the topics they want discussed. The organizations are asking people to go to the following survey link to list the issues they want addressed. They can also email suggestions to [email protected].
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce has sent the survey to its members, while Stand Up Sunnyside will canvas residents at the 40th Street and 46th Stations between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday to get their thoughts.
The groups will then compile a list of topics based off the answers and the three elected officials will be quizzed on the topics at Sunday’s meeting.
The meeting will also include a Q&A that will allow residents to raise other issues.