Kings County Politics: Cornegy Gives Bed-Stuy Seniors New Tools to Fight Tickets
By Kadia Goba
Councilmember Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights) and the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) gave Bedford Stuyvesant seniors the 4-1-1 on pesky summonses that can lead to big problems.
Over a dozen seniors gathered at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street to hear how OATH, is making the process easier to tackle fines. Residents can respond to summonses through phone, online or through the city’s latest remote service – video.
“It used to be that you had to go in person and if you didn’t go in person on a particular day you defaulted,” said OATH Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle.