Capalino To Participate In Panel Discussion Hosted by NYC Bar Association



Christopher Collins To Address The Governance Of The City Council In Upcoming Panel Discussion

Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Capalino is proud to announce that Christopher Collins, Executive Vice President of Land Use and Real Estate Strategies, will participate in a panel discussion addressing the governance of the City Council on April 28, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.mThis exciting event, entitled “The Evolving City Council”, is hosted by The Committee on New York City Affairs of the City Bar Association.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm

WHERE: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; 42 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

RSVP: There is no charge for this program, but you must register at; click on “Events”; go to April, 2015 calendar; click on 4/28/15 Evolving City Council event; click at bottom right of flier to register.

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The format will be lively and interactive and will provide a forum for the following issues:

1. What impact do the recent amendments to the Council’s Rules (the “Rules”) have upon the Speaker’s powers, independence of Council Members and Committee Chairs, and the effectiveness of the Council in performing its obligations under the Charter?
2. Is a strong Speaker necessary for the Council to act as a check and balance to the Mayor?
3. What further amendments to the Rules are necessary, or should any of the recent amendments be reconsidered?
4. What additional powers, if any, does the Council need to perform its duties effectively and to act as a check and balance to the Mayor?


Christopher Collins, Executive Vice President of Land Use and Real Estate Strategies, Capalino
Hon. Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union
Hon. Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
Hon. Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President; former City Council Member
Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause New York
Hon. Brad Lander, New York City Council, District 39; Chair, Committee on Rules
Eric Lane, Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, Hofstra University School of Law; former Counsel to New York City Council Speaker and Executive Director/ Counsel to Charter Revision Commission
Hon. Mark Levine, New York City Council, District 7; Chair, Committee on Parks and Recreation
Hon. Helen Rosenthal, New York City Council, District 6; Chair, Committee on Contracts
Hon. Peter F. Vallone, Sr., former Speaker, New York City Council


Audrey J. Isaacs, Chair, Subcommittee on City Council Governance
Robert M. Brill, Principal of Law Offices of Robert M. Brill, LLC

For more information about this event, please contact Christopher Collins, Executive Vice President of Land Use and Real Estate Strategies at Capalino at 212-616-5848 or

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