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At Home With the League: “Planning for NYC’s Future: How Will COVID-19 Influence City Planning?” (Online)
September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the latest At Home With The League of Women Voters event, featuring Director of the New York City Department of City Planning, Marisa Lago.
The Department of City Planning (DCP) is responsible for the purchase and sale of city-owned real estate, oversight of low-income housing and office space; the development of city land use such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Industry City; and the development and designation of landmark and historic district status.
With the advent of COVID-19 the DCP will be forced to cut back on spending. How will this impact housing for our homeless population? business development? office vacancy?
Marisa Lago, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission will discuss how these agencies will respond to budget cuts.
Marisa Lago, appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, began serving as Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission in March 2017. This is her third stint in New York City government, having worked previously under Mayors Dinkins and Koch.
Ms. Lago previously served in the Obama Administration as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development. In this capacity, she led the U.S. government’s overseas development activities with the World Bank and its regional counterparts. In addition, she directed Treasury’s portfolio on international financial services regulation, climate finance, trade in financial services, and technical assistance to developing countries on public financial management.
Prior to Treasury, Ms. Lago served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire State Development, where she advanced projects including the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the expansion and renovation of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, and the revitalization of Erie Canal Harbor in Buffalo.