QUEENS BOROUGH BOARD TO HEAR FROM NEW NYPD QUEENS SOUTH COMMANDER; VOTE ON SMOKE-FREE APARTMENTS RESOLUTION

Monday, June 6 at 5:30 PM

(June 4, 2022 at 8:30am)

QUEENS, NY –The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 5:30 PM.

The meeting will include a presentation from Deputy Chief Kevin A. Williams, the newly appointed Commanding Officer for NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens South. In this position, Chief Williams oversees the 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 106th, 107th and 113th Precincts in southern Queens.

Chief Williams will discuss the overall safety plans for Patrol Borough Queens South, emphasizing the NYPD’s summer deployments and its plans to protect quality-of-life.

The meeting will also include a Borough Board vote on a proposed non-binding resolution that calls for the landlords of existing and new apartment residential units to transition to a smoke-free apartment policy.

This meeting will be conducted virtually with Borough Board members participating via videoconference. The meeting will also be live-streamed to the public on the Borough President’s website at www.queensbp.org.

WHAT:        Queens Borough Board to Hear from New NYPD Queens South Commander; Vote on Smoke-Free Apartments Resolution

WHERE:       Public live stream at www.queensbp.org

WHEN:         Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:30 PM

WHO:           DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

Members of the QUEENS BOROUGH BOARD

DEPUTY CHIEF KEVIN A. WILLIAMS, Commanding Officer, NYPD Patrol Borough Queens South

PHIL KONIGSBERG, Founder, Bayside Smokefree Housing Alliance

EILEEN MILLER, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Bayside Smokefree Housing Alliance

LAWRENCE SAUNDERS, Queens Community Engagement Manager, NYC Smoke-Free (a program of Public Health Solutions)

About the Borough Board

The Borough Board is chaired by the Borough President under the New York City Charter and comprised of the borough’s City Council members and the chairperson of each Community Board in the borough.  The Board focuses on issues dealing with land use, development, public policy, budget, and other important matters with potential borough-wide implications. The Board hears presentations from City officials and others and, as part of the land use review process, is sometimes called upon to vote on land use questions that impact more than one Community Board District.

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