Publication Date: Autumn 2000
Education has been a strong theme in this year's political campaigns,
because America's future depends upon providing the best possible education
to all of the children in our land. And education is a strong theme for
the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums.
CNYC was established to help the boards of fledgling cooperatives learn
their responsibilities and how best to function. Workshops, seminars,
bulletins and Newsletters were CNYC's earliest resources for educating
members. In 1981, the annual day-long Housing Conference was inaugurated.
Co-op Roundtable, CNYC's cable television show was added in 1984, and
on October 16, 1995 the CNYC Website was launched. Each innovation has
enhanced CNYC's educational capabilities.
With time it became apparent that to best serve its members CNYC needed
to expand its educational efforts. Lawmakers needed to know more about
housing cooperatives and condominiums, so CNYC reached out to government
officials and their staffs and to legislators, with classes and question-and-answer
sessions about cooperatives and condominiums. Clear, informative presentations
and straight answers to all questions have made CNYC a trusted information
source. This year, this month, elections will be held. Because many important
issues will come before the State legislature in the next two years, a
questionnaire was sent to every candidate for State Senate and for the
Assembly, seeking their views on four key issues. This questionnaire is
detailed on page 8 and the responses received are charted for your review.
Twenty-five years after it came into being, CNYC continues to provide
cutting-edge information and education to its members, to government officials,
and to the public. At CNYC's 20th annual Housing Conference on Sunday,
November 12, 2000, this tradition will continue. We look forward to seeing