Quinn Pushes for Post-Sandy Reforms

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is parting from the mayor on a key area of disaster-preparedness: whether the city should maintain a registry of frail and homebound residents to help contact them in case of hurricanes or other emergencies.

The Bloomberg administration has rejected the idea, saying the lists would become outdated the moment they are created. But Quinn said too many vulnerable people were left unattended for too long after Sandy because no one knew where they lived.

"Based on our experience, having had any list would have been better than having had no list," she said at a news conference in which she presented a package of 10 Sandy-related bills, including one calling for the registry.

A City Hall spokesman, John McCarthy, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not comment on legislation until it comes to a hearing.


Julianne Welby


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