Council Candidates Respond to Open Space Questions Prior to Forum

City Council candidates running for open seats in district 33 and 34, which cover parts of North Brooklyn, offered their opinions and policy positions on a host of parks and open space issues. The questionnaire was developed in advance of the Whose Vote? Your Vote! virtual candidate’s forum by the North Brooklyn Open Space Coalition and many local co-sponsors.

Designed to better understand each candidate’s vision for investment and equity in local parks and open space, the candidates were asked 20 questions across seven themes. Those themes included: budget & financing; maintenance, repair & renovation; the waterfront, climate & resilience; equity & anti-racism; COVID-19; parking & street usage, and; neighborhood cohesion, sustainability, anti-gentrification.

Please find links to the response from participating candidates:

[North Brooklyn Open Space Coalition is comprised of NBN, El Puente, Newtown Creek Alliance, and North Brooklyn Parks Alliance. The forum’s co-sponsors include: 61 Franklin Street Community Garden, BetaNYC, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, Friends of Cooper Park, Greenpoint Tree Corps, Los Sures, North Brooklyn Community Boathouse, North Brooklyn Open Streets Community Coalition, North Brooklyn Stewards, St. Nicks Alliance, Town Square BK, and Transportation Alternatives.]