NEW YORK: Rubenstein & Associates has been working in conjunction with M&R Strategic Services to help a coalition called Campaign for New York's Future (CNYF) support mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative, which lays out a set of plans for the city's future.
The CNYF is a coalition of almost 140 groups, including organized labor, health, neighborhood, civic, and business organizations.
Rubenstein's work began in early May, said SVP Bud Perrone, and includes helping publicize the public testimony of various CNYF members and writing op-eds.
Michael O'Loughlin, M&R's New York office director and director of CNYF, did not return calls for an interview.
The most high-profile element of PlaNYC has been Bloomberg's call for "congestion pricing," a tax on cars driving into Manhattan. Early CNYF efforts have focused on that issue.
Despite the fact that the issue has been sent to a commission in the legislature, Perrone states that getting the congestion issue settled is only a first step for CNYF. "All our activities are tied to what is happening in Albany and City Hall," he said.
"The campaign won't end at that point," Perrone said. "There's 127 different initiatives."