MBP Levine Calls on State to Extend Remote Access Options for Public Meetings

Manhattan — Tuesday, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine issued the following statement strongly supporting the continuation of remote access options for public meetings:

“Allowing remote access to public meetings has proved an exceptionally valuable way to facilitate the operation of public business and community participation in government, while ensuring that New Yorkers are able to stay safe during this pandemic. We need to continue allowing remote access options as long as there is a public emergency order in effect, and I applaud the swift action the legislature is taking to allow remote meetings to continue. The Manhattan Borough President’s Office will continue to support New Yorkers through this pandemic, including by ensuring they can safely and effectively participate in local decision-making through remote means.”