On Thursday, March 8 2019, the NY City Council Parks and Recreations
Committee held a budget hearing to review the Parks Department's budget
requests and to solicit comments on it.
Every single speaker -- and there were over 55 of them, including the
head of the Parks Department (Mitchell Silver), Assistent Commissioner
Liam Cavanaugh, and other Parks officials -- requested that the City
allocate to Parks an additional $100 million. You can see the entire
The only people who raised any sort of consternation and challenged
Parks Dept. officials in their testimony were attorney Joel Kupferman of
the NY Environmental Law and Justice Project, and Mitchel Cohen, speaking
on behalf of the No Spray Coalition against pesticides.
Joel Kupferman's testimony is at 3:36:12 thru 3:40:00 of the
Mitchel Cohen's testimony starts at 3:42:23 thru 3:47:19
Feel free to contrast it -- in terms of content and also demeanor --
with the others submitting testimony.
Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides (SkyHorse, 2019),
authored by Mitchel Cohen, is now available at bookstores everywhere!
Please click on link to learn more.