Upper East Side Town Hall Meeting: Congestion Pricing

A town hall meeting entitled "ask your elected officials." We are told that this is expected to be dominated by discussions of congestion pricing.

Expected attendees include:

  • Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
  • Councilwoman Jessica Lappin
  • State Senator Liz Kruger
  • Councilman Daniel R. Garodnick

Sponsored by:

  • East 79th Street Neighborhood Association
  • Manhattan Community Board 8
  • Carnegie Hill Neighbors
  • East Sixties Neighborhood Association
  • East 86th Street Merchants & Residents Association
  • East 83rd/84th Street Block Association
  • Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • Roosevelt Island Residents Association
  • Upper Green Side
  • 2nd/3rd East 80th Block Association
  • 19th Precinct Community Council

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