Posted by TenantNet on December 11, 1997 at 20:51:40:
WILL COUNCIL SPEAKER PETER VALLONE
GIVE LANDLORDS AN EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT?
City Council, at the request of the landlord
lobby, is trying to push through an anti-tenant
bill (Intro 994-A) that would allow landlords to
falsely claim that violations have been removed
from their buildings. If this bill passes into
law, landlords will be allowed to hire architects
and engineers to swear that violations had been
fixed and to remove them from the city's records
without an official inspection. Government audits
have shown that landlords and their agents lie
40% of the time when claiming that violations
have been fixed. If passed, this law will make
tenants and the city powerless to fight lead
paint violations, structural problems and many
other hazardous conditions. This bill would
allow landlords to get away with leaving
dangerous, unhealthy conditions in their
apartments and buildings.
COUNCIL SPEAKER PETER VALLONE IS RUNNING FOR
GOVERNOR NEXT YEAR. He will decide if this bill
passes. Tenants must tell him that if he votes
with the landlords, tenants will not vote for
him. Vallone cannot beat Pataki without tenant
support. Join us in one or all of the events
listed below. Stop this bill in the City
1. RALLY & PICKET SPEAKER VALLONE
WHEN: DECEMBER 15, 1997
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: 22-45 31st Street
Take the N train to the last stop in
Queens - Ditmars Blvd.
(30 Minutes travel time from Lexington Avenue
2. CALL SPEAKER VALLONE at (212)788-7210 or (718)274-4500
Let him know if he expects tenants support in his run for
governor, he needs to support tenants.
3. CALL YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER at (212)788-7100
For a list of council members and phone numbers, go to:
For a list of council member email addresses, go to:
(but still call as many never heard of email)
Tell them that this bill must be stopped
immediately and urge them to vote "No" when Intro
994-A comes before the full Council.
3. COME TO COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1997
at 1:00 p.m. - City Hall, 2nd floor.
Come early and get a seat, the Council
will vote on Intro 994-A at this meeting.
For More Information:
Met Council on Housing (212)693-0553
Queens League of United Tenants (718)261-8015 ext. 6
Astoria Concerned Neighbors (718)274-0717
SRO Tenants United (212)799-9638
City Wide Task Force on Housing Court (212)982-5512
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