COUNCIL MEMBER DAN GARODNICK TO HOLD HEARING ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRUMP SECURITY ON NEW YORK CITY

COUNCIL MEMBER DAN GARODNICK TO HOLD HEARING ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRUMP SECURITY ON NEW YORK CITY

City Hall – Today, Council Member Dan Garodnick and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the Committee on Economic Development will hold a hearing examining the economic impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s security upon local Midtown businesses and New York City as a whole.

“Having a president with a primary residence in Midtown Manhattan is nearly unfathomable, but it is now our reality,” said Council Member Dan Garodnick, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and local representative of Trump Tower and the Midtown area. “Trump's presence here will have long term economic ramifications. A clearer understanding of these costs may influence the planning of not only our local government, but also the President-elect. And that is what we are going to explore in the upcoming hearing.”

“Donald Trump’s decision to conduct business out of Trump Tower for the foreseeable future will have significant impacts on local businesses and New York City at large,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “This hearing will provide the Council with an opportunity to fully examine the economic impact of Donald Trump’s activities in the City, while considering ways to maintain safety and ensure that disruptions to everyday New Yorkers’ lives are kept to a minimum. I thank Council Member Garodnick for his hard work in making sure that the voices of his district members and all of our City residents have been heard on this very important issue.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the hearing and provide testimony.

What: Hearing of the Committee on Economic Development

When: Tuesday, January 10- 1:00PM

Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall

Who: Council Member Dan Garodnick, Members of the Committee on Economic Development, NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York City Police Department, Fifth Avenue BID, local business owners, 56th street property owners, and others.

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