On Tuesday, October 29, Brooklyn Law School will present a panel discussion, Good Council: Representing Brooklyn in the Law School’s Moot Court Room, 250 Joralemon Street. The event will run from 6:00 to 7:30. Featured speakers include incumbent NYC Council Member Stephen Levin who represents District 33 which includes Brooklyn Heights, Greenpoint; parts of Williamsburg, Park Slope, Boerum Hill. Others panelists include former Council Member who have represented this district since 1975: Ken Fisher, Esq., Cozen O’Conner; Hon. Abraham Gerges, Kings County Supreme Court; and David Yassky, Chair of the Taxi & Limousine Commission. Admission is free, but registration at this link must be made before Friday, October 25.
Brooklyn Law School Professor David Reiss will moderate the event that will focus on the history of the district and the public policy conflicts the panelists have faced in representing it. The panelists will focus on how government responds to dynamic change, the limits of governmental action, and initiatives that have shaped the district to be at the heart of the new Brooklyn.