Velazquez to Announce Major Waterfront Initiative

In Sandy's Wake, Bill Will Strengthen Waterfronts

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013, at 11 A.M. Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez will join with local civic leaders and community groups in announcing a new legislative initiative to strengthen and improve New York's waterfronts. 

WHO:
Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez
Other local community organizations

WHAT:
Announcement of legislation to improve New York's waterfronts

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:
Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, waterfront end of Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

The legislation comes in response to Hurricane Sandy and would bolster New York's waterfronts to withstand future extreme weather events and rising tides brought on by global climate change.  

Last week, President Obama used America's ports as the backdrop for unveiling his new plan to reinvigorate the economy and strengthen the middle class.  Velazquez's measure will position New York ports as regional economic engines.  Incorporating suggestions from a range of public and private stakeholders, it will help develop New York's waterfronts in a way that is environmentally sustainable and sensitive to local community needs.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE EVENT

CONTACT:
Alex Haurek
(202) 225-2361

SOURCE Representative Nydia M. Velazquez




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