Back in August, BrickUnderground told you about a new grassroots organization of New York City apartment owners formed "to help owners achieve fair play, transparency, and accountability in condo and co-op governance and operations.” The Alliance of Co-op and Condo Owners (ACCO) is also behind The Ombudsman Bill, which if passed would create a state government office to educate co-op and condo owners about their rights and provide alternative dispute resolution. All worthy goals.
Starting next week, as part of their grassroots outreach, the ACCO will be holding two forums for apartment owners in the near future, with more to follow in various locations.
On Monday, December 6th, NY City Council Member Daniel Dromm and NY State Senator José Peralta will host a forum in Queens, at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th Street, from 7-9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, January 19th, NY City Council Member Mark Weprin will host a forum at PS 186 in Bellerose, Queens, located at 252-12 72nd Avenue, from 7-9:00 p.m. Weprin is also founder and chair of the NY City Council Caucus on Cooperative and Condominium Housing.
According to ACCO "the forums will consist of presentations by expert panelists, discussing the role of the co-op/condo Board, the role of the managing agent, and the rights of owners/shareholders. They will be followed by a moderated question and answer session." Admission is free.