Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his “Coffee with Kevin” meet and greet tour which held throughout the district, with at least one forum in every town within the 94th Assembly District. From October 7 to October 18, Byrne met with dozens of residents at various diners and coffee shops.
At these informal forums, a wide-range of important issues were discussed including tax relief, infrastructure needs, public corruption, protecting children with special needs, the pending closure of Indian Point, cell towers, the state budget, cashless bail, energy, and health care.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on how we can improve our state government to make it work better for all residents. Community conversations and meet and greets at local restaurants and coffee shops are a great way to engage local residents in a welcoming and informal setting accessible to them. I’d like to thank the Putnam Diner in Patterson, Millie’s Cafe in Carmel, Lake Dinner Pizza & Deli in Putnam Valley, Brewster Hot Bagels, The Pub in Yorktown, and Bobo’s Cafe in Somers for allowing us to host these great events, as well as everyone else who came out and participated in the conversation.” said Assemblyman Byrne.
“We appreciate that Assemblyman Byrne makes himself so accessible to the residents of his district. It’s the responsibility of our elected officials to listen to the concerns of their constituents, and also inform us on what they have accomplished in office. Our patrons had a great dialogue with Assemblyman Byrne, and we look forward to doing this with him next year,” said Millie’s Café co-owners Elisa Quattrucci and Aileen Orta.
“I enjoyed speaking with Assemblyman Byrne about the issues that matter in our community. It’s important that elected officials make themselves available to the people they represent so they inform us on what they have done in office, and we can provide them with feedback of our own. I appreciate that Assemblyman Byrne is doing this,” said Town of Yorktown resident John Scavarda.