NYC Comptroller's Sandy Oversight Unit Meets With Recovering Victims

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Comptroller Scott Stringer brought his Sandy Oversight Unit to Brooklyn for a two-hour hearing at P.S. 15 in Red Hook, on Tuesday.

[New York City]

Comptroller Scott Stringer brought his Sandy Oversight Unit to Brooklyn for a two-hour hearing at P.S. 15 in Red Hook, on Tuesday.

The Sandy Oversight Unit is a first-of-its-kind initiative that will utilize the expertise and resources of the Comptroller’s Audit, Contracts, Budget and Policy Units.  The group will focus on reviewing how federal aid was spent on recovery and resiliency programs from Superstorm Sandy, identifying areas where controls can be strengthened to improve performance, monitor the budget, milestones and status of Sandy projects and propose policy recommendations to help the City enhance its emergency preparedness capacity.

Since April, Comptroller Stringer has hosted five hearings in locations across the City, inviting all community members to testify about the process of rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. Around 200 members of the Red Hook community came out to the hearing to share their stories last night. The Comptroller's staff is currently auditing the City's Build it Back program and is using the testimony from residents to inform future audits of the City’s recovery from the storm. 

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