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Testimony Before the Campaign Finance Board

 

2013 Post-Election Hearing

02/13/2014 Official Transcript of the 2013 Post-Election Hearing
02/13/2014 Video Recording of the 2013 Post-Election Hearing
02/13/2014 2013 Post-Election Hearing Program

02/13/2014 Sal Albanese, Candidate for Mayor
02/13/2014 Tony Avella, New York State Senator
02/13/2014 Laura Altschuler, League of Women Voters
02/13/2014 Dick Dadey, Citizens Union
02/13/2014 Sunny Hahn, Candidate for Council District 20
02/13/2014 Lucy Koteen
02/13/2014 Susan Lerner, Common Cause/NY
02/13/2014 Michael Malbin, Campaign Finance Institute
02/13/2014 Cheryl Pahaham, Candidate for Council District 10
02/13/2014 Mark Schmitt, New American Foundation
02/13/2014 Carlos Sierra, Candidate for Council District 16
02/13/2014 Steven Spinola, Jobs for New York
02/13/2014 Mazedua Uddin, Alliance of South Asian American Labor

Comments on Revised Proposed Rules on the Disclosure of Independent Expenditures

02/16/2012 Revised Proposed Rules: Disclosure of Independent Expenditures
02/16/2012 Report on Disclosure of Independent Expenditures in New York City Elections
02/16/2012 Substantive Changes between the Revised Proposed Rules and the original Proposed Rules

03/02/2012 Barrier Free Living
03/02/2012 Berkshire Farm Center and Service for Youth
03/01/2012 Brennan Center for Justice
03/01/2012 Brooklyn Community Services
03/01/2012 CAMBA
03/05/2012 Cardinal McClosky Services
03/02/2012 Children's Aid Society
03/02/2012 Citizens Union of the City of NY
03/02/2012 Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
03/05/2012 Communication Workers of America Local 1180
03/02/2012 Community Agency for Senior Citizens
03/01/2012 Day Care Council of NY
03/02/2012 Detectives' Endowment Association
03/02/2012 District Council 37
03/02/2012 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
03/02/2012 Forestdale
03/02/2012 Good Shepherd Services
03/02/2012 Graham Windham
03/02/2012 Green Chimneys
03/01/2012 Human Services Council
03/02/2012 Jewish Child Care Association
03/01/2012 Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
03/02/2012 Jessica Lappin, NYC Council Member
03/01/2012 Lawyers Alliance for NY
03/02/2012 Martin de Porres Group Homes
03/02/2012 Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of NY
03/02/2012 NY Metro Area Postal Union
03/02/2012 NYC Board of Education Employees Local 372
03/01/2012 NYC Central Labor Council
03/01/2012 One Stop Senior Services
03/02/2012 Operating Engineers Local 14
03/02/2012 Operating Engineers Local 94
03/02/2012 Christine Quinn, NYC Council Speaker
03/02/2012 Safe Space NYC
03/02/2012 Saint Dominic's Home
03/02/2012 Seamen's Society for Children and Families
03/02/2012 Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ
03/02/2012 St. Vincent's Services
03/02/2012 Steamfitters Local 638
03/01/2012 Steinway Child and Family Services
03/02/2012 Supportive Housing Network of NY
02/29/2012 Technical, Office and Professional Union Local 2110
03/05/2012 The Children's Village
03/02/2012 United Neighborhood Houses
03/02/2012 YWCA

 

Hearing on Proposed Rules for Disclosure of Independent Expenditures

10/27/2011 Video Recording of the Hearing on Proposed Rules for Disclosure of Independent Expenditures
10/27/2011 Official Transcript of the Hearing on Proposed Rules for Disclosure of Independent Expenditures
10/27/2011 Opening Statement of Father Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., Chairman of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
  Proposed Independent Expenditure Rules and Plain Language Guide

10/27/2011 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
10/27/2011 Angel Aybar
10/27/2011 Rick Berg, Actors' Equity Association
10/27/2011 Richard Berlin, Harlem RBI
10/27/2011 Robert Bishop, Pitta Bishop Del Giorno & Giblin LLC
10/27/2011 Deanna Bitetti, Common Cause/New York
10/27/2011 Gregory Brender, United Neighborhood Houses
10/27/2011 Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member
10/27/2011 Philmore Brown, Insulators Local 12
12/23/2011 Campaign Legal Center
10/27/2011 Arthur Cheliotes, The Communications Workers of America Local 1180
10/27/2011 Michael E. Clark, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
10/27/2011 Arthur Clements, Transit Workers Union Local 100
10/27/2011 Walter Cooper, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ
10/27/2011 Dick Dadey, Citizens Union of the City of New York
12/14//2011 Molly Daniels, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
10/27/2011 Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate
10/27/2011 Demos Demopoulos, Teamsters Local 553
10/27/2011 Benjamin Dulchin, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc.
10/27/2011 Arthur Eisenberg, New York Civil Liberties Union
10/27/2011 Althea Erickson, Freelancers Union
10/27/2011 Desiree Fraser
10/27/2011 Robin Frith, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ
10/27/2011 Josh Gold, NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council
10/27/2011 Laurence Gold, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ
10/27/2011 Michelle Jackson, Human Services Council
10/27/2011 Ketny Jean-Francois, Community Voices Heard
10/27/2011 Serge Jeudy
10/27/2011 Gary S. Karter, LSA Family Health Service
10/27/2011 Gigi Li & Sierra Stoneman-Bell, Neighborhood Family Services Coalition
10/27/2011 Carly Knudson, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets
10/27/2011 Harry M. Kresky, Election Law Committee, New York County Lawyers' Association
10/27/2011 Mark Ladov, Brennan Center for Justice
10/27/2011 Laurence D. Laufer, Genova, Burns & Giantomasi
10/27/2011 Jennifer March-Joly, Citizens' Committee for Children
10/27/2011 Joan Malin, Planned Parenthood of New York City
10/27/2011 Patrick Markee, Coalition for the Homeless
10/27/2011 Juan Martinez, Transportation Alternatives
10/27/2011 Barry Newmark, Brooklyn Community Services
10/27/2011 Aleksandra Nosel
10/27/2011 Elizabeth Perez, Lawyers Alliance for New York
10/27/2011 Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker
10/27/2011 Barbara T. Rochman, Women's City Club of New York
10/27/2011 Santos Rodriguez, Insulators Local 12
10/27/2011 Gene Russianoff, New York Public Interest Research Group
10/27/2011 Doug Sauer, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
10/27/2011 Judith Seemungal
10/27/2011 Wayne Shephard, Transit Workers Union Local 100
10/27/2011 Ronald Soloway & Cara Berkowitz, UJA Federation of New York
10/27/2011 Yanela Tamayo
10/27/2011 United Federation of Teachers
10/27/2011 Peter Ward, Hotel Trades Council
10/27/2011 Wanda Williams, District Council 37
10/27/2011 Assemblyman Keith Wright, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Assemblyman Carl Heastie, Assemblyman Vito Lopez
10/27/2011 Ha Chhao Yi
10/27/2011 Ariel Zwang, Safe Horizon

Disclosure of Independent Expenditures Hearing

03/10/2011 Video Recording of the Disclosure of Independent Expenditures Hearing
03/10/2011 Official Transcript of the Disclosure of Independent Expenditures Hearing
03/10/2011 Opening Statement of Father Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., Chairman of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
03/10/2011 Opening Statement of Amy Loprest, Executive Director of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
  Disclosure of Independent Expenditures White Paper (March 2011)

03/10/2011 Marcy Benstock, Clear Air Campaign Inc
03/10/2011 Deanna Bitetti, Common Cause/NY
03/10/2011 Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the City of New York
03/10/2011 Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council
03/10/2011 Alex Camarda & Rachael Fauss, Citizens Union of the City of New York
03/10/2011 Walter Cooper, SEIU 32BJ
03/10/2011 Robin Frith, SEIU 32BJ
03/10/2011 Josh Gold, NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council
03/10/2011 Laurence D. Laufer, Genova, Burns & Giantomasi
03/10/2011 Susan Lerner & Deanna Bitetti, Common Cause/NY (Supplemental)
03/10/2011 Terry Meginniss, SEIU 32BJ
03/10/2011 Barbara T. Rochman, Women's City Club of New York
03/10/2011 Gene Russianoff, New York Public Interest Research Group
03/10/2011 Ciara Torres-Spelliscy & Mark Ladov, Brennan Center for Justice

2009 Post-Election Hearings

The Campaign Finance Board holds public hearings after each municipal election. These hearings provide an opportunity for civic groups, candidates, elected officials, and the general public to comment on the Board’s work during the election and suggest changes the Board should consider for future elections.

The Post-Election Hearings on the 2009 citywide elections were held on December 1-2, 2009. Below are links to the official transcripts, the CFB’s preliminary analysis of the election, opening statements of the Board Chairman and Executive Director, and links to written testimony that was submitted to the Board.

12/1/2009 Official Transcript of the 2009 Post-Election Hearings (Day 1)
12/2/2009 Official Transcript of the 2009 Post-Election Hearings (Day 2)
12/1/2009 CFB Analysis for the 2009 Post-Election Hearings

12/1/2009 Opening Statement of Father Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., Chairman of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
12/1/2009 Opening Statement of Amy Loprest, Executive Director of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
12/1/2009 Laura Altschuler, The League of Women Voters of the City of New York
12/2/2009 Marcy Benstock, Clean Air Campaign
12/1/2009 Dick Dadey & Denora Getachew, Citizens Union
12/2/2009 Inez E. Dickens, New York City Council Member
12/2/2009 John D. Feerick
12/1/2009 Dan Jacoby, Democracy for New York
12/2/2009 Stephen B. Kaufman, former NYC Council and NYS Assembly member
12/1/2009 Diane Kolack, Leavitt for our Communities (campaign for Queens Borough President)
12/1/2009 Laurence D. Laufer, Election Attorney
12/1/2009 Marc Crawford Leavitt, Leavitt for our Communities (candidate for Queens Borough President)
12/1/2009 Gene Russianoff, New York Public Interest Research Group
12/2/2009 Jesse Schaffer, Doing Business Accountability Project
12/4/2009 George Spitz
12/2/2009 John Siegal, Counsel to Weiner '09
12/2/2009 Jeffrey Wilson
12/1/2009 Alex T. Zablocki, Alex Zablocki for New York (candidate for Public Advocate)

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“Doing Business”

Date: Title:
04/21/2006 Suzanne Novak, Deputy Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center fo Justice at NYU School of Law
   
04/18/2006 Official Transcript of Board’s Hearing on “Doing Business”
  Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr, Chairman, New York City Campaign Finance Board
 

Marla G. Simspon, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

 

Doug Israel, Policy and Advocacy Director, Citizen’s Union of the City of New York

  Adam H. Morse, Associate Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
   
04/05/2005 Official Transcript of Board’s Hearing on “Doing Business”
  Gino Menchini, Commissioner, DoITT; and
Anthony W. Crowell, Special Counsel to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
   
03/02/2005 Official Transcript of Board’s Hearing on “Doing Business”
  New York Administrative Code §3-211–§3-223
  Victor Robles , City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council
  Willam Josephson and Peter J. Kiernan
 

Megan Quattlebaum, Associate Director of Common Cause/NY

 

Common Cause/NY Additional Exhibits
Pac-ing It In.pdf (78 kb)
Campaign Contributions from top 10 lobbyists.xls (386 kb)

  Dick Dadey, Execuitve Director, Citizens Union of the City of New York
   
02/17/2005 Testimony of Peter F. Vallone
   
01/31/2005 Official Transcript of Board’s Hearing on “Doing Business”
  Information on the subject of “Doing Business”
  Exhibit A

 

Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr, Chairman, New York City Campaign Finance Board

  Anthony W. Crowell, Special Counsel to the Mayor
  Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union of the City of New York
  Mark Davies, Executive Director, Conflicts of Interest Board
  Martha Mahan Haines, Assistant Director of the Division of Market Regulation,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  Craig Holman, Legislative Representative, Public Citizen
  Arthur Levitt, former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  Adam H. Morse, Associate Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
  Megan Quattlebaum, Common Cause/NY
  Gene Russianoff & Neal Rosenstein, NYPIRG
  Paul S. Ryan, Associate Legal Counsel, Campaign Legal Center
   

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2005 Post-Election Hearings

The Campaign Finance Board holds public hearings after each municipal election, as mandated by city law. These hearings provide an opportunity for civic groups, candidates, elected officials, and the general public to comment on the Board’s work during the election and suggest changes the Board should consider for future elections.

The Post-Election Hearings on the 2005 citywide elections were held on December 12-13, 2005. Below are links to the transcripts of those hearings, followed by a list of people who testified in person or submitted written testimony (or both). Links are provided to written testimony that was submitted to the Board.

2005
12/12/2005 Official Transcript of the 2005 Post-Election Hearings (Day 1)
12/13/2005 Official Transcript of the 2005 Post-Election Hearings (Day 2)
12/13/2005 Fact sheets

12/12/2005 Opening Statement of Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Chairman of the New York City Campaign Finance Board
12/12/2005 Opening Statement of Nicole A. Gordon, Executive Director New York City Campaign Finance Board
12/12/2005 Laura Altschuler, The League of Women Voters of the City of New York
12/12/2005 Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr., Chairman, New York State Democratic Committee
12/12/2005 Charles W. Juntikka, Esq., Charles Juntikka & Associates, P.C./Students for Reform
12/12/2005 Jerry Kann, Kann for Council 2005
12/12/2005 Rachel Leon and Megan Quattlebaum, Common Cause/NY
12/12/2005 Gene Russianoff, New York Public Interest Research Group
12/12/2005 John Siegal, Election Attorney
12/12/2005 George N. Spitz, George Spitz for City Council
12/12/2005 Gur Tsabar, Friends of Gur Tsabar
12/12/2005 Cheryl Wertz, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)
12/13/2005 Dick Dadey and Doug Israel, Citizens Union of the City of New York
12/13/2005 G. Oliver Koppell, New York City Council Member
12/13/2005 Laurence Laufer, Chair of the Special Committee on Election Law of the City Bar
12/13/2005 Taehyo Park, Korean American League for Civic Action

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