Join Melissa Fox, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Cottie Petrie-Norris and Dave Min on September 29, 2020, for a Conversation on Early Child Care and the Education Crisis in Orange County!

Please join me, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Dave Min for on Tues., September 29, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. for conversation on early child care the education crisis in Orange County!

The conversation is hosted by Early Childhood OC, Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC), Pretend City Children’s Museum, and Child360.

This online event is free. The link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81915074314.

What: Conversation on early child care the education crisis in Orange County.
When: Tues., September 29, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online. Link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81915074314.

Early Childhood OC is a community collaborative that was formed to develop Orange County’s Early Childhood Policy Framework in order to ensure that young children reach their developmental potential and are ready to succeed in school and life. The Framework ensures adults are knowledgeable, nurturing, responsive and interact effectively with other adults, children and the family unit and environments that impact children are safe supportive, stable and healthy. Through implementation of the Framework, Orange County will attain economic and social benefits.

Pretend City Children’s Museum is “the world in a nut-shell”, designed for children to learn how the real world works while engaging their curiosities and imaginations. The museum is a child-size interconnected city built to balance rich educational intention with boundless fun, where children can assume various real-world roles and let their creativity rule.  Through interactive exhibits and activities facilitated by our trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. They see how academic concepts have real-life application by learning in our unique, hands-on environment. Located at 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, call 949-428-3900.

Child360 is a leading nonprofit working toward a future where every child has the educational opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Our name reflects our 360 degree approach to improve and expand the vital early learning opportunities our young children need, by working alongside educators, families, partner organizations, policy makers and our communities.

To learn more about my priorities regarding education, please see http://votemelissafox.com/priorities.

Celebate Hispanic American Heritage Month! ¡Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana!

I’m delighted to join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15).

Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in both California and the United States, and generations of Hispanic Americans have helped make our country and our state strong and prosperous. The Hispanic American community continues to shape who we are, what we stand for, and where we’re going.

I’m grateful for the extraordinary contributions that Hispanic Americans make every day to our country, our state, and our county -– as scientists and business owners,  doctors and teachers, soldiers and veterans, artists and musicians, labor leaders and public servants, and as essential workers keeping us safe during this crisis.

The Hispanic American Heritage is a vibrant legacy of leadership, vision, creativity, kindness, resilience and commitment.  I’m proud to work together with my Hispanic American friends, colleagues, and neighbors to overcome the pandemic and save lives, make our economy stronger and fairer, ensure affordable housing and healthcare for all, fix our broken immigration system, fight climate change, restore our democracy, and make our world a better place for everyone.

¡Sí, se puede!

Democracy in Action: Public Outrage Leads Irvine City Council to Call on U.S. Postal Service to End and Rescind Actions that Impede Prompt Delivery of the Mail!

Following reports of postal boxes disappearing across Orange County, coupled with recent news stories that the Postmaster General of the United States was removing thousands of postal boxes and mail-sorting machines, eliminating overtime for mail carriers, and reducing post office hours, I joined with Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan in calling for the Irvine City Council to speak up on behalf of our residents to urge the Postmaster General to immediately end and rescind these changes.

Thanks to tremendous public support, we succeeded!

At the Irvine City Council meeting on September 8, 2020, the Council unanimously agreed to send an official letter to the U.S. Postmaster, on behalf of our residents, to cease and rescind any actions that undermine prompt delivery of the mail, including “expeditious action to re-store mail sorting equipment and remedy the recent changes to USPS polices and procedures that would result in reduced or delayed mail service levels.”

Here is the full text of the official letter sent to the U.S. Postmaster General:

Thank you to everyone who wrote to the Irvine City Council in support of the U.S. Postal Service! This letter is truly the result of democracy in action.

Now, we must keep the pressure on the federal government to ensure that the USPS “to provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and render postal services to all communities, without interruption.”

We Remember.

The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire . . . 
May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

Today we remember all who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, who raced up the stairs into the fire, in an attempt to save others.

The World Trade Center (New York, New York)

Gordon McCannel Aamoth, 32, New York, N.Y.

Maria Rose Abad, 49, Syosset, N.Y.

Edelmiro (Ed) Abad, 54, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Anthony Abate, 37, Melville, N.Y.

Vincent Abate, 40, New York, N.Y.

Laurence Christopher Abel, 37

William F. Abrahamson, 58, Cortland Manor, N.Y.

Richard Anthony Aceto, 42, Wantagh, N.Y.

Erica Van Acker, 62, New York, N.Y.

Heinrich B. Ackermann, 38, New York, N.Y.

Paul Andrew Acquaviva, 29, Glen Rock, N.J.

Donald L. Adams, 28, Chatham, N.J.

Shannon Lewis Adams, 25, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Adams, 51, New York, N.Y.

Patrick Adams, 60, New York, N.Y.

Ignatius Adanga, 62, New York, N.Y.

Christy A. Addamo, 28, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Terence E. Adderley, 22, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Sophia B. Addo, 36, New York, N.Y.

Lee Adler, 48, Springfield, N.J.

Daniel Thomas Afflitto, 32, Manalapan, N.J.

Emmanuel Afuakwah, 37, New York, N.Y.

Alok Agarwal, 36, Jersey City, N.J.

Mukul Agarwala, 37, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Agnello, 35, New York, N.Y.

David Scott Agnes, 46, New York, N.Y.

Joao A. Aguiar Jr., 30, Red Bank, N.J.

Lt. Brian G. Ahearn, 43, Huntington, N.Y.

Jeremiah J. Ahern, 74, Cliffside Park, N.J.

Joanne Ahladiotis, 27, New York, N.Y.

Shabbir Ahmed, 47, New York, N.Y.

Terrance Andre Aiken, 30, New York, N.Y.

Godwin Ajala, 33, New York, N.Y.

Gertrude M. Alagero, 37, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Alameno, 37, Westfield, N.J.

Margaret Ann (Peggy) Jezycki Alario, 41, New York, N.Y.

Gary Albero, 39, Emerson, N.J.

Jon L. Albert, 46, Upper Nyack, N.Y.

Peter Craig Alderman, 25, New York, N.Y.

Jacquelyn Delaine Aldridge, 46, New York, N.Y.

Grace Alegre-Cua, 40, Glen Rock, N.J.

David D. Alger, 57, New York, N.Y.

Ernest Alikakos, 43, New York, N.Y.

Edward L. Allegretto, 51, Colonia, N.J.

Eric Allen, 44, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Ryan Allen, 39, New York, N.Y.

Richard Lanard Allen, 30, New York, N.Y.

Richard Dennis Allen, 31, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Edward Allingham, 36, River Edge, N.J.

Janet M. Alonso, 41, Stony Point, N.Y.

Anthony Alvarado, 31, New York, N.Y.

Antonio Javier Alvarez, 23, New York, N.Y.

Telmo Alvear, 25, New York, N.Y.

Cesar A. Alviar, 60, Bloomfield, N.J.

Tariq Amanullah, 40, Metuchen, N.J.

Angelo Amaranto, 60, New York, N.Y.

James Amato, 43, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Joseph Amatuccio, 41, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Charles Amoroso, 29, New York, N.Y.

Kazuhiro Anai, 42, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Calixto Anaya, 35, Suffern, N.Y.

Jorge Octavio Santos Anaya, 25, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Joseph Peter Anchundia, 26, New York, N.Y.

Kermit Charles Anderson, 57, Green Brook, N.J.

Yvette Anderson, 53, New York, N.Y.

John Andreacchio, 52, New York, N.Y.

Michael Rourke Andrews, 34, Belle Harbor, N.Y.

Jean A. Andrucki, 42, Hoboken, N.J.

Siew-Nya Ang, 37, East Brunswick, N.J.

Joseph Angelini, 38, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Joseph Angelini, 63, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Laura Angilletta, 23, New York, N.Y.

Doreen J. Angrisani, 44, New York, N.Y.

Lorraine D. Antigua, 32, Middletown, N.J.

Peter Paul Apollo, 26, Hoboken, N.J.

Faustino Apostol, 55, New York, N.Y.

Frank Thomas Aquilino, 26, New York, N.Y.

Patrick Michael Aranyos, 26, New York, N.Y.

David Gregory Arce, 36, New York, N.Y.

Michael G. Arczynski, 45, Little Silver, N.J.

Louis Arena, 32, New York, N.Y.

Adam Arias, 37, Staten Island, N.Y.

Michael J. Armstrong, 34, New York, N.Y.

Jack Charles Aron, 52, Bergenfield, N.J.

Joshua Aron, 29, New York, N.Y.

Richard Avery Aronow, 48, Mahwah, N.J.

Japhet J. Aryee, 49, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Carl Asaro, 39, Middletown, N.Y.

Michael A. Asciak, 47, Ridgefield, N.J.

Michael Edward Asher, 53, Monroe, N.Y.

Janice Ashley, 25, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Thomas J. Ashton, 21, New York, N.Y.

Manuel O. Asitimbay, 36, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Gregg Arthur Atlas, 45, Howells, N.Y.

Gerald Atwood, 38, New York, N.Y.

James Audiffred, 38, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth W. Van Auken, 47, East Brunswick, N.J.

Louis F. Aversano, Jr, 58, Manalapan, N.J.

Ezra Aviles, 41, Commack, N.Y.

Ayodeji Awe, 42, New York, N.Y

Samuel (Sandy) Ayala, 36, New York, N.Y.

Arlene T. Babakitis, 47, Secaucus, N.J.

Eustace (Rudy) Bacchus, 48, Metuchen, N.J.

John James Badagliacca, 35, New York, N.Y.

Jane Ellen Baeszler, 43, New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Baierwalter, 44, Albertson, N.Y.

Andrew J. Bailey, 29, New York, N.Y.

Brett T. Bailey, 28, Bricktown, N.J.

Tatyana Bakalinskaya, 43, New York, N.Y.

Michael S. Baksh, 36, Englewood, N.J.

Sharon Balkcom, 43, White Plains, N.Y.

Michael Andrew Bane, 33, Yardley, Pa.

Kathy Bantis, 44, Chicago, Ill.

Gerard Jean Baptiste, 35, New York, N.Y.

Walter Baran, 42, New York, N.Y.

Gerard A. Barbara, 53, New York, N.Y.

Paul V. Barbaro, 35, Holmdel, N.J.

James W. Barbella, 53, Oceanside, N.Y.

Ivan Kyrillos Fairbanks Barbosa, 30, Jersey City, N.J.

Victor Daniel Barbosa, 23, New York, N.Y.

Colleen Ann Barkow, 26, East Windsor, N.J.

David Michael Barkway, 34, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Barnes, 37, Monroe, N.Y.

Sheila Patricia Barnes, 55, Bay Shore, N.Y.

Evan J. Baron, 38, Bridgewater, N.J.

Renee Barrett-Arjune, 41, Irvington, N.J.

Arthur T. Barry, 35, New York, N.Y.

Diane G. Barry, 60, New York, N.Y.

Maurice Vincent Barry, 49, Rutherford, N.J.

Scott D. Bart, 28, Malverne, N.Y.

Carlton W. Bartels, 44, New York, N.Y.

Guy Barzvi, 29, New York, N.Y.

Inna Basina, 43, New York, N.Y.

Alysia Basmajian, 23, Bayonne, N.J.

Kenneth William Basnicki, 48, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Lt. Steven J. Bates, 42, New York, N.Y.

Paul James Battaglia, 22, New York, N.Y.

David Bauer, 45, Rumson, N.J.

Ivhan Luis Carpio Bautista, 24, New York, N.Y.

Marlyn C. Bautista, 46, Iselin, N.J.

Jasper Baxter, 45, Philadelphia, Pa.

Michele (Du Berry) Beale, 37, Essex, Britain

Paul F. Beatini, 40, Park Ridge, N.J.

Jane S. Beatty, 53, Belford, N.J.

Larry I. Beck, 38, Baldwin, N.Y.

Manette Marie Beckles, 43, Rahway, N.J.

Carl John Bedigian, 35, New York, N.Y.

Michael Beekman, 39, New York, N.Y.

Maria Behr, 41, Milford, N.J.

Yelena Belilovsky, 38, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Nina Patrice Bell, 39, New York, N.Y.

Andrea Della Bella, 59, Jersey City, N.J.

Debbie S. Bellows, 30, East Windsor, N.J.

Stephen Elliot Belson, 51, New York, N.Y.

Paul Michael Benedetti, 32, New York, N.Y.

Denise Lenore Benedetto, 40, New York, N.Y.

Bryan Craig Bennett, 25, New York, N.Y.

Oliver Duncan Bennett, 29, London, England

Eric L. Bennett, 29, New York, N.Y.

Margaret L. Benson, 52, Rockaway, N.J.

Dominick J. Berardi, 25, New York, N.Y.

James Patrick Berger, 44, Lower Makefield, Pa.

Steven Howard Berger, 45, Manalapan, N.J.

John P. Bergin, 39, New York, N.Y.

Alvin Bergsohn, 48, Baldwin Harbor, N.Y.

Daniel D. Bergstein, 38, Teaneck, N.J.

Michael J. Berkeley, 38, New York, N.Y.

Donna Bernaerts-Kearns, 44, Hoboken, N.J.

David W. Bernard, 57, Chelmsford, Mass.

William Bernstein, 44, New York, N.Y.

David M. Berray, 39, New York, N.Y.

David S. Berry, 43, New York, N.Y.

Joseph J. Berry, 55, Saddle River, N.J.

William Reed Bethke, 36, Hamilton, N.J.

Timothy D. Betterly, 42, Little Silver, N.J.

Edward F. Beyea, 42, New York, N.Y.

Paul Michael Beyer, 37, New York, N.Y.

Anil T. Bharvaney, 41, East Windsor, N.J.

Bella Bhukhan, 24, Union, N.J.

Shimmy D. Biegeleisen, 42, New York, N.Y.

Peter Alexander Bielfeld, 44, New York, N.Y.

William Biggart, 54, New York, N.Y.

Brian Bilcher, 36, New York, N.Y.

Carl Vincent Bini, 44, New York, N.Y.

Gary Bird, 51, Tempe, Ariz.

Joshua David Birnbaum, 24, New York, N.Y.

George Bishop, 52, Granite Springs, N.Y.

Jeffrey D. Bittner, 27, New York, N.Y.

Balewa Albert Blackman, 26, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Joseph Blackwell, 42, Patterson, N.Y.

Susan L. Blair, 35, East Brunswick, N.J.

Harry Blanding, 38, Blakeslee, Pa.

Janice L. Blaney, 55, Williston Park, N.Y.

Craig Michael Blass, 27, Greenlawn, N.Y.

Rita Blau, 52, New York, N.Y.

Richard M. Blood, 38, Ridgewood, N.J.

Michael A. Boccardi, 30, Bronxville, N.Y.

John Paul Bocchi, 38, New Vernon, N.J.

Michael L. Bocchino, 45, New York, N.Y.

Susan Mary Bochino, 36, New York, N.Y.

Bruce Douglas (Chappy) Boehm, 49, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Mary Katherine Boffa, 45, New York, N.Y.

Nicholas A. Bogdan, 34, Browns Mills, N.J.

Darren C. Bohan, 34, New York, N.Y.

Lawrence Francis Boisseau, 36, Freehold, N.J.

Vincent M. Boland, 25, Ringwood, N.J.

Alan Bondarenko, 53, Flemington, N.J.

Andre Bonheur, 40, New York, N.Y.

Colin Arthur Bonnett, 39, New York, N.Y.

Frank Bonomo, 42, Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Yvonne L. Bonomo, 30, New York, N.Y.

Sean Booker, 35, Irvington, N.J.

Sherry Ann Bordeaux, 38, Jersey City, N.J.

Krystine C. Bordenabe, 33, Old Bridge, N.J.

Martin Boryczewski, 29, Parsippany, N.J.

Richard E. Bosco, 34, Suffern, N.Y.

John Howard Boulton, 29, New York, N.Y.

Francisco Bourdier, 41, New York, N.Y.

Thomas H. Bowden, 36, Wyckoff, N.J.

Kimberly S. Bowers, 31, Islip, N.Y.

Veronique (Bonnie) Nicole Bowers, 28, New York, N.Y.

Larry Bowman, 46, New York, N.Y.

Shawn Edward Bowman, 28, New York, N.Y.

Kevin L. Bowser, 45, Philadelphia, Pa.

Gary R. Box, 37, North Bellmore, N.Y.

Gennady Boyarsky, 34, New York, N.Y.

Pamela Boyce, 43, New York, N.Y.

Michael Boyle, 37, Westbury, N.Y.

Alfred Braca, 54, Leonardo, N.J.

Sandra Conaty Brace, 60, New York, N.Y.

Kevin H. Bracken, 37, New York, N.Y.

David Brian Brady, 41, Summit, N.J.

Alexander Braginsky, 38, Stamford, Conn.

Nicholas W. Brandemarti, 21, Mantua, N.J.

Michelle Renee Bratton, 23, Yonkers, N.Y.

Patrice Braut, 31, New York, N.Y.

Lydia Estelle Bravo, 50, Dunellen, N.J.

Ronald Michael Breitweiser, 39, Middletown Township, N.J.

Edward A. Brennan, 37, New York, N.Y.

Frank H. Brennan, 50, New York, N.Y.

Michael Emmett Brennan, 27, New York, N.Y.

Peter Brennan, 30, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Thomas M. Brennan, 32, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Capt. Daniel Brethel, 43, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Gary L. Bright, 36, Union City, N.J.

Jonathan Eric Briley, 43, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Mark A. Brisman, 34, Armonk, N.Y.

Paul Gary Bristow, 27, New York, N.Y.

Victoria Alvarez Brito, 38, New York, N.Y.

Mark Francis Broderick, 42, Old Bridge, N.J.

Herman C. Broghammer, 58, North Merrick, N.Y.

Keith Broomfield, 49, New York, N.Y.

Janice J. Brown, 35, New York, N.Y.

Lloyd Brown, 28, Bronxville, N.Y.

Capt. Patrick J. Brown, 48, New York, N.Y.

Bettina Browne, 49, Atlantic Beach, N.Y.

Mark Bruce, 40, Summit, N.J.

Richard Bruehert, 38, Westbury, N.Y.

Andrew Brunn, 28,  Levittown, N.Y.

Capt. Vincent Brunton, 43, New York, N.Y.

Ronald Paul Bucca, 47, Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Brandon J. Buchanan, 24, New York, N.Y.

Greg Joseph Buck, 37, New York, N.Y.

Dennis Buckley, 38, Chatham, N.J.

Nancy Bueche, 43, Hicksville, N.Y.

Patrick Joseph Buhse, 36, Lincroft, N.J.

John E. Bulaga, 35, Paterson, N.J.

Stephen Bunin, 45, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Daniel Burke, 38, Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Capt. William F. Burke, 46, New York, N.Y.

Matthew J. Burke, 28, New York, N.Y.

Donald James Burns, 61, Nissequogue, N.Y.

Kathleen A. Burns, 49, New York, N.Y.

Keith James Burns, 39, East Rutherford, N.J.

John Patrick Burnside, 36, New York, N.Y.

Irina Buslo, 32, New York, N.Y.

Milton Bustillo, 37, New York, N.Y.

Thomas M. Butler, 37, Kings Park, N.Y.

Patrick Byrne, 39, New York, N.Y.

Timothy G. Byrne, 36, Manhattan, N.Y.

Jesus Cabezas, 66, New York, N.Y.

Lillian Caceres, 48, New York, N.Y.

Brian Joseph Cachia, 26, New York, N.Y.

Steven Cafiero, 31, New York, N.Y.

Richard M. Caggiano, 25, New York, N.Y.

Cecile M. Caguicla, 55, Boonton, N.J.

Michael John Cahill, 37, East Williston, N.Y.

Scott W. Cahill, 30, West Caldwell, N.J.

Thomas J. Cahill, 36, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

George Cain, 35, Massapequa, N.Y.

Salvatore B. Calabro, 38, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Calandrillo, 49, Hawley, Pa.

Philip V. Calcagno, 57, New York, N.Y.

Edward Calderon, 44, Jersey City, N.J.

Kenneth Marcus Caldwell, 30, New York, N.Y.

Dominick E. Calia, 40, Manalapan, N.J.

Felix (Bobby) Calixte, 38, New York, N.Y.

Capt. Frank Callahan, 51, New York, N.Y.

Liam Callahan, 44, Rockaway, N.J.

Luigi Calvi, 34, East Rutherford, N.J.

Roko Camaj, 60, Manhasset, N.Y.

Michael Cammarata, 22, Huguenot, N.Y.

David Otey Campbell, 51, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Geoffrey Thomas Campbell, 31, New York, N.Y.

Sandra Patricia Campbell, 45, New York, N.Y.

Jill Marie Campbell, 31, New York, N.Y.

Robert Arthur Campbell, 25, New York, N.Y.

Juan Ortega Campos, 32, New York, N.Y.

Sean Canavan, 39, New York, N.Y.

John A. Candela, 42, Glen Ridge, N.J.

Vincent Cangelosi, 30, New York, N.Y.

Stephen J. Cangialosi, 40, Middletown, N.J.

Lisa B. Cannava, 30, New York, N.Y.

Brian Cannizzaro, 30, New York, N.Y.

Michael R. Canty, 30, Schenectady, N.Y.

Louis A. Caporicci, 35, New York, N.Y.

Jonathan N. Cappello, 23, Garden City, N.Y.

James Christopher Cappers, 33, Wading River, N.Y.

Richard M. Caproni, 34, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Jose Cardona, 32, New York, N.Y.

Dennis M Carey, 51, Wantagh, N.Y.

Edward Carlino, 46, New York, N.Y.

Michael Scott Carlo, 34, New York, N.Y.

David G. Carlone, 46, Randolph, N.J.

Rosemarie C. Carlson, 40, New York, N.Y.

Mark Stephen Carney, 41, Rahway, N.J.

Joyce Ann Carpeneto, 40, New York, N.Y.

Alicia Acevedo Carranza, Teziutlan, Puebla, Mexico

Jeremy M. Carrington, 34, New York, N.Y.

Michael T. Carroll, 39, New York, N.Y.

Peter Carroll, 42, New York, N.Y.

James J. Carson, 32, Massapequa, N.Y.

James Marcel Cartier, 26, New York, N.Y.

Vivian Casalduc, 45, New York, N.Y.

John F. Casazza, 38, Colts Neck, N.J.

Paul Cascio, 23, Manhasset, N.Y.

Kathleen Hunt Casey, 43, Middletown, N.J.

Margarito Casillas, 54, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Thomas Anthony Casoria, 29, New York, N.Y.

William Otto Caspar, 57, Eatontown, N.J.

Alejandro Castano, 35, Englewood, N.J.

Arcelia Castillo, 49, Elizabeth, N.J.

Leonard M. Castrianno, 30, New York, N.Y.

Jose Ramon Castro, 37, New York, N.Y.

Richard G. Catarelli, 47, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Sean Caton, 34, New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Caufield, 48, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Mary Teresa Caulfield, 58, New York, N.Y.

Judson Cavalier, 26, Huntington, N.Y.

Michael Joseph Cawley, 32, Bellmore, N.Y.

Jason D. Cayne, 32, Morganville, N.J.

Juan Armando Ceballos, 47, New York, N.Y.

Marcia G. Cecil-Carter, 34, New York, N.Y.

Jason Cefalu, 30, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Thomas J. Celic, 43, New York, N.Y.

Ana M. Centeno, 38, Bayonne, N.J.

Joni Cesta, 37, Bellmore, N.Y.

Jeffrey M. Chairnoff, 35, West Windsor, N.J.

Swarna Chalasani, 33, Jersey City, N.J.

William Chalcoff, 41, Roslyn, N.Y.

Eli Chalouh, 23, New York, N.Y.

Charles Lawrence (Chip) Chan, 23, New York, N.Y.

Mandy Chang, 40, New York, N.Y.

Mark L. Charette, 38, Millburn, N.J.

Gregorio Manuel Chavez, 48, New York, N.Y.

Jayceryll M. de Chavez, 24, Carteret, N.J.

Pedro Francisco Checo, 35, New York, N.Y.

Douglas MacMillan Cherry, 38, Maplewood, N.J.

Stephen Patrick Cherry, 41, Stamford, Conn.

Vernon Paul Cherry, 49, New York, N.Y.

Nestor Chevalier, 30, New York, N.Y.

Swede Joseph Chevalier, 26, Locust, N.J.

Alexander H. Chiang, 51, New City, N.Y.

Dorothy J. Chiarchiaro, 61, Glenwood, N.J.

Luis Alfonso Chimbo, 39, New York, N.Y.

Robert Chin, 33, New York, N.Y.

Wing Wai (Eddie) Ching, 29, Union, N.J.

Nicholas P. Chiofalo, 39, Selden, N.Y.

John Chipura, 39, New York, N.Y.

Peter A. Chirchirillo, 47, Langhorne, Pa.

Catherine E. Chirls, 47, Princeton, N.J.

Kyung (Kaccy) Cho, 30, Clifton, N.J.

Abul K. Chowdhury, 30, New York, N.Y.

Mohammed Salahuddin Chowdhury, 38, New York, N.Y.

Kirsten L. Christophe, 39, Maplewood, N.J.

Pamela Chu, 31, New York, N.Y.

Steven Paul Chucknick, 44, Cliffwood Beach, N.J.

Wai-ching Chung, 36, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Ciafardini, 30, New York, N.Y.

Alex F. Ciccone, 38, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Frances Ann Cilente, 26, New York, N.Y.

Elaine Cillo, 40, New York, N.Y.

Edna Cintron, 46, New York, N.Y.

Nestor Andre Cintron, 26, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Robert Dominick Cirri, 39, Nutley, N.J.

Juan Pablo Alvarez Cisneros, 23, Weehawken, N.J.

Gregory Alan Clark, 40, Teaneck, N.J.

Mannie Leroy Clark, 54, New York, N.Y.

Thomas R. Clark, 37, Summit, N.J.

Eugene Clark, 47, New York, N.Y.

Benjamin Keefe Clark, 39, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Robert Clarke, 34, Philadelphia, Pa.

Donna Clarke, 39, New York, N.Y.

Michael Clarke, 27, Prince’s Bay, N.Y.

Suria R.E. Clarke, 30, New York, N.Y.

Kevin Francis Cleary, 38, New York, N.Y.

James D. Cleere, 55, Newton, Iowa

Geoffrey W. Cloud, 36, Stamford, Conn.

Susan M. Clyne, 42, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Steven Coakley, 36, Deer Park, N.Y.

Jeffrey Coale, 31, Souderton, Pa.

Patricia A. Cody, 46, Brigantine, N.J.

Daniel Michael Coffey, 54, Newburgh, N.Y.

Jason Matthew Coffey, 25, Newburgh, N.Y.

Florence Cohen, 62, New York, N.Y.

Kevin Sanford Cohen, 28, Edison, N.J.

Anthony Joseph Coladonato, 47, New York, N.Y.

Mark J. Colaio, 34, New York, N.Y.

Stephen J. Colaio, 32, Montauk, N.Y.

Christopher M. Colasanti, 33, Hoboken, N.J.

Michel Paris Colbert, 39, West New York, N.J.

Kevin Nathaniel Colbert, 25, New York, N.Y.

Keith Eugene Coleman, 34, Warren, N.J.

Scott Thomas Coleman, 31, New York, N.Y.

Tarel Coleman, 32, New York, N.Y.

Liam Joseph Colhoun, 34, Flushing,, N.Y.

Robert D. Colin, 49, West Babylon, N.Y.

Robert J. Coll, 35, Glen Ridge, N.J.

Jean Marie Collin, 42, New York, N.Y.

John Michael Collins, 42, New York, N.Y.

Michael L. Collins, 38, Montclair, N.J.

Thomas J. Collins, 36, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Collison, 50, New York, N.Y.

Patricia Malia Colodner, 39, New York, N.Y.

Linda M. Colon, 46, Perrineville, N.J.

Soledi Colon, 39, New York, N.Y.

Ronald Comer, 56, Northport, N.Y.

Jaime Concepcion, 46, New York, N.Y.

Albert Conde, 62, Englishtown, N.J.

Denease Conley, 44, New York, N.Y.

Susan Clancy Conlon, 41, New York, N.Y.

Margaret Mary Conner, 57, New York, N.Y.

John E. Connolly, 46, Allenwood, N.J.

Cynthia L. Connolly, 40, Metuchen, N.J.

James Lee Connor, 38, Summit, N.J.

Jonathan (J.C.) Connors, 55, Old Brookville, N.Y.

Kevin P. Connors, 55, Greenwich, Conn.

Kevin Francis Conroy, 47, New York, N.Y.

Brenda E. Conway, 40, New York, N.Y.

Dennis Michael Cook, 33, Colts Neck, N.J.

Helen D. Cook, 24, New York, N.Y.

John A. Cooper, 40, Bayonne, N.J.

Joseph J. Coppo, 47, New Canaan, Conn.

Gerard J. Coppola, 46, New Providence, N.J.

Joseph Albert Corbett, 28, Islip, N.Y.

Alejandro Cordero, 23, New York, N.Y.

Robert Cordice, 28, New York, N.Y.

Ruben D. Correa, 44, New York, N.Y.

Danny A. Correa-Gutierrez, 25, Fairview, N.J.

James Corrigan, 60, New York, N.Y.

Carlos Cortes, 57, New York, N.Y.

Kevin M. Cosgrove, 46, West Islip, N.Y.

Dolores Marie Costa, 53, Middletown, N.J.

Digna Alexandra Rivera Costanza, 25, New York, N.Y.

Charles Gregory Costello, 46, Old Bridge, N.J.

Michael S. Costello, 27, Hoboken, N.J.

Conrod K.H. Cottoy, 51, New York, N.Y.

Martin Coughlan, 54, New York, N.Y.

Sgt. John Gerard Coughlin, 43, Pomona, N.Y.

Timothy John Coughlin, 42, New York, N.Y.

James E. Cove, 48, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Andre Cox, 29, New York, N.Y.

Frederick John Cox, 27, New York, N.Y.

James Raymond Coyle, 26, New York, N.Y.

Michelle Coyle-Eulau, 38, Garden City, N.Y.

Anne M. Cramer, 47, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Seton Cramer, 34, Manahawkin, N.J.

Denise Crant, 46, Hackensack, N.J.

Robert James Crawford, 62, New York, N.Y.

James L. Crawford, 33, Madison, N.J.

Joanne Mary Cregan, 32, New York, N.Y.

Lucia Crifasi, 51, Glendale, N.Y.

Lt. John Crisci, 48, Holbrook, N.Y.

Daniel Hal Crisman, 25, New York, N.Y.

Dennis A. Cross, 60, Islip Terrace, N.Y.

Helen Crossin-Kittle, 34, Larchmont, N.Y.

Kevin Raymond Crotty, 43, Summit, N.J.

Thomas G. Crotty, 42, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

John Crowe, 57, Rutherford, N.J.

Welles Remy Crowther, 24, Upper Nyack, N.Y.

Robert L. Cruikshank, 64, New York, N.Y.

Francisco Cruz, 47, New York, N.Y.

John Robert Cruz, 32, Jersey City, N.J.

Kenneth John Cubas, 48, Woodstock, N.Y.

Richard Joseph Cudina, 46, Glen Gardner, N.J.

Neil James Cudmore, 38, Port Washington, N.Y.

Thomas Patrick Cullen, 31, New York, N.Y.

Joan McConnell Cullinan, 47, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Joyce Cummings, 65, Trinidad

Brian Thomas Cummins, 38, Manasquan, N.J.

Nilton Albuquerque Fernao Cunha, 41

Michael Joseph Cunningham, 39, Princeton Junction, N.J.

Robert Curatolo, 31, New York, N.Y.

Laurence Curia, 41, Garden City, N.Y.

Paul Dario Curioli, 53, Norwalk, Conn.

Beverly Curry, 41, New York, N.Y.

Sgt. Michael Curtin, 45, Medford, N.Y.

Gavin Cushny, 47, Hoboken, N.J.

Caleb Arron Dack, 39, Montclair, N.J.

Carlos S. DaCosta, 41, Elizabeth, N.J.

John D’Allara, 47, Pearl River, N.Y.

Vincent D’Amadeo, 36, East Patchoque, N.Y.

Thomas A. Damaskinos, 33, Matawan, N.J.

Jack L. D’Ambrosi, 45, Woodcliff Lake, N.J.

Jeannine Marie Damiani-Jones, 28, New York, N.Y.

Patrick W. Danahy, 35, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Nana Kwuku Danso, 47, New York, N.Y.

Mary D’Antonio, 55, New York, N.Y.

Vincent G. Danz, 38, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Dwight Donald Darcy, 55, Bronxville, N.Y.

Elizabeth Ann Darling, 28, Newark, N.J.

Annette Andrea Dataram, 25, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Edward Alexander D’Atri, 38, New York, N.Y.

Michael D. D’Auria, 25, New York, N.Y.

Lawrence Davidson, 51, New York, N.Y.

Michael Allen Davidson, 27, Westfield, N.J.

Scott Matthew Davidson, 33, New York, N.Y.

Titus Davidson, 55, New York, N.Y.

Niurka Davila, 47, New York, N.Y.

Clinton Davis, 38, New York, N.Y.

Wayne Terrial Davis, 29, Fort Meade, Md.

Calvin Dawson, 46, New York, N.Y.

Anthony Richard Dawson, 32, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Edward James Day, 45, New York, N.Y.

Emerita (Emy) De La Pena, 32, New York, N.Y.

Melanie Louise De Vere, 30, London, England

William T. Dean, 35, Floral Park, N.Y.

Robert J. DeAngelis, 48, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Thomas P. Deangelis, 51, Westbury, N.Y.

Tara Debek, 35, Babylon, N.Y.

Anna Debin, 30, East Farmingdale, N.Y.

James V. DeBlase, 45, Manalapan, N.J.

Paul DeCola, 39, Ridgewood, N.Y.

Simon Dedvukaj, 26, Mohegan Lake, N.Y.

Jason Christopher DeFazio, 29, New York, N.Y.

David A. Defeo, 37, New York, N.Y.

Jennifer DeJesus, 23, New York, N.Y.

Monique E. DeJesus, 28, New York, N.Y.

Nereida DeJesus, 30, New York, N.Y.

Donald A. Delapenha, 37, Allendale, N.J.

Vito Joseph Deleo, 41, New York, N.Y.

Danielle Delie, 47, New York, N.Y.

Colleen Ann Deloughery, 41, Bayonne, N.J.

Francis (Frank) Albert DeMartini, 49, New York, N.Y.

Anthony Demas, 61, New York, N.Y.

Martin DeMeo, 47, Farmingville, N.Y.

Francis X. Deming, 47, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Carol K. Demitz, 49, New York, N.Y.

Kevin Dennis, 43, Peapack, N.J.

Thomas F. Dennis, 43, Setauket, N.Y.

Jean C. DePalma, 42, Newfoundland, N.J.

Jose Nicolas Depena, 42, New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Deraney, 43, New York, N.Y.

Michael DeRienzo, 37, Hoboken, N.J.

David Paul Derubbio, 38, New York, N.Y.

Jemal Legesse DeSantis, 28, Jersey City, N.J.

Christian L. DeSimone, 23, Ringwood, N.J.

Edward DeSimone, 36, Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Lt. Andrew Desperito, 44, Patchogue, N.Y.

Michael Jude D’Esposito, 32, Morganville, N.J.

Cindy Ann Deuel, 28, New York, N.Y.

Jerry DeVito, 66, New York, N.Y.

Robert P. Devitt, 36, Plainsboro, N.J.

Dennis Lawrence Devlin, 51, Washingtonville, N.Y.

Gerard Dewan, 35, New York, N.Y.

Simon Suleman Ali Kassamali Dhanani, 62, Hartsdale, N.Y.

Michael L. DiAgostino, 41, Garden City, N.Y.

Matthew Diaz, 33, New York, N.Y.

Nancy Diaz, 28, New York, N.Y.

Obdulio Ruiz Diaz, 44, New York, N.Y.

Lourdes Galletti Diaz, 32, New York, N.Y.

Michael Diaz-Piedra III, 49, New York, N.Y.

Judith Belguese Diaz-Sierra, 32, Bay Shore, N.Y.

Patricia F. DiChiaro, 63, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Dermot Dickey, 50, Manhasset, N.Y.

Lawrence Patrick Dickinson, 35, Morganville, N.J.

Michael David Diehl, 48, Brick, N.J.

John DiFato, 39, New York, N.Y.

Vincent F. DiFazio, 43, Hampton, N.J.

Carl DiFranco, 27, New York, N.Y.

Donald J. DiFranco, 43, New York, N.Y.

Debra Ann DiMartino, 36, New York, N.Y.

Stephen P. Dimino, 48, Basking Ridge, N.J.

William J. Dimmling, 47, Garden City, N.Y.

Christopher Dincuff, 31, Jersey City, N.J.

Jeffrey M. Dingle, 32, New York, N.Y.

Anthony DiOnisio, 38, Glen Rock, N.J.

George DiPasquale, 33, New York, N.Y.

Joseph DiPilato, 57, New York, N.Y.

Douglas Frank DiStefano, 24, Hoboken, N.J.

Ramzi A. Doany, 35, Bayonne, N.J., Jordanian

John J. Doherty, 58, Hartsdale, N.Y.

Melissa C. Doi, 32, New York, N.Y.

Brendan Dolan, 37, Glen Rock, N.J.

Neil Dollard, 28, Hoboken, N.J.

James Joseph Domanico, 56, New York, N.Y.

Benilda Pascua Domingo, 37, New York, N.Y.

Charles (Carlos) Dominguez, 34, East Meadow, N.Y.

Geronimo (Jerome) Mark Patrick Dominguez, 37, Holtsville, N.Y.

Lt. Kevin W. Donnelly, 43, New York, N.Y.

Jacqueline Donovan, 34, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Dorf, 39, New Milford, N.J.

Thomas Dowd, 37, Monroe, N.Y.

Lt. Kevin Christopher Dowdell, 46, New York, N.Y.

Mary Yolanda Dowling, 46, New York, N.Y.

Raymond M. Downey, 63, Deer Park, N.Y.

Joseph M. Doyle, 25, New York, N.Y.

Frank Joseph Doyle, 39, Englewood, N.J.

Randy Drake, 37, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Stephen Patrick Driscoll, 38, Lake Carmel, N.Y.

Mirna A. Duarte, 31, New York, N.Y.

Luke A. Dudek, 50, Livingston, N.J.

Christopher Michael Duffy, 23, New York, N.Y.

Gerard Duffy, 53, Manorville, N.Y.

Michael Joseph Duffy, 29, Northport, N.Y.

Thomas W. Duffy, 52, Pittsford, N.Y.

Antoinette Duger, 44, Belleville, N.J.

Jackie Sayegh Duggan, 34

Sareve Dukat, 53, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Joseph Dunne, 28, Mineola, N.Y.

Richard A. Dunstan, 54, New Providence, N.J.

Patrick Thomas Dwyer, 37, Nissequogue, N.Y.

Joseph Anthony Eacobacci, 26, New York, N.Y.

John Bruce Eagleson, 53, Middlefield, Conn.

Robert D. Eaton, 37, Manhasset, N.Y.

Dean P. Eberling, 44, Cranford, N.J.

Margaret Ruth Echtermann, 33, Hoboken, N.J.

Paul Robert Eckna, 28, West New York, N.J.

Constantine (Gus) Economos, 41, New York, N.Y.

Dennis Michael Edwards, 35, Huntington, N.Y.

Michael Hardy Edwards, 33, New York, N.Y.

Lisa Egan, 31, Cliffside Park, N.J.

Capt. Martin Egan, 36, New York, N.Y.

Michael Egan, 51, Middletown, N.J.

Christine Egan, 55, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Samantha Egan, 24, Jersey City, N.J.

Carole Eggert, 60, New York, N.Y.

Lisa Caren Weinstein Ehrlich, 36, New York, N.Y.

John Ernst (Jack) Eichler, 69, Cedar Grove, N.J.

Eric Adam Eisenberg, 32, Commack, N.Y.

Daphne F. Elder, 36, Newark, N.J.

Michael J. Elferis, 27, College Point, N.Y.

Mark J. Ellis, 26, South Huntington, N.Y.

Valerie Silver Ellis, 46, New York, N.Y.

Albert Alfy William Elmarry, 30, North Brunswick, N.J.

Edgar H. Emery, 45, Clifton, N.J.

Doris Suk-Yuen Eng, 30, New York, N.Y.

Christopher S. Epps, 29, New York, N.Y.

Ulf Ramm Ericson, 79, Greenwich, Conn.

Erwin L. Erker, 41, Farmingdale, N.Y.

William J. Erwin, 30, Verona, N.J.

Sarah (Ali) Escarcega, 35, New York, N.Y.

Jose Espinal, 31, Dominican Republic

Fanny M. Espinoza, 29, Teaneck, N.J.

Francis Esposito, 32, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Michael Esposito, 41, New York, N.Y.

William Esposito, 51, Bellmore, N.Y.

Brigette Ann Esposito, 34, New York, N.Y.

Ruben Esquilin, 35, New York, N.Y.

Sadie Ette, 36, New York, N.Y.

Barbara G. Etzold, 43, Jersey City, N.J.

Eric Brian Evans, 31, Weehawken, N.J.

Robert Edward Evans, 36, Franklin Square, N.Y.

Meredith Emily June Ewart, 29, Hoboken, N.J.

Catherine K. Fagan, 58, New York, N.Y.

Patricia M. Fagan, 55, Toms River, N.J.

Keith G. Fairben, 24, Floral Park, N.Y.

William Fallon, 38, Coram, N.Y.

William F. Fallon, 53, Rocky Hill, N.J.

Anthony J. Fallone, 39, New York, N.Y.

Dolores B. Fanelli, 38, Farmingville, N.Y.

John Joseph Fanning, 54, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Kathleen (Kit) Faragher, 33, Denver, Colo.

Capt. Thomas Farino, 37, Bohemia, N.Y.

Nancy Carole Farley, 45, Jersey City, N.J.

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Farmer, 62, New York, N.Y.

Douglas Farnum, 33, New York, N.Y.

John W. Farrell, 41, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Terrence Patrick Farrell, 45, Huntington, N.Y.

John G. Farrell, 32, New York, N.Y.

Capt. Joseph Farrelly, 47, New York, N.Y.

Thomas P. Farrelly, 54, East Northport, N.Y.

Syed Abdul Fatha, 54, Newark, N.J.

Christopher Faughnan, 37, South Orange, N.J.

Wendy R. Faulkner, 47, Mason, Ohio

Shannon M. Fava, 30, New York, N.Y.

Bernard D. Favuzza, 52, Suffern, N.Y.

Robert Fazio, 41, Freeport, N.Y.

Ronald C. Fazio, 57, Closter, N.J.

William Feehan, 72, New York, N.Y.

Francis J. (Frank) Feely, 41, Middletown, N.Y.

Garth E. Feeney, 28, New York, N.Y.

Sean B. Fegan, 34, New York, N.Y.

Lee S. Fehling, 28, Wantagh, N.Y.

Peter Feidelberg, 34, Hoboken, N.J.

Alan D. Feinberg, 48, New York, N.Y.

Rosa Maria Feliciano, 30, New York, N.Y.

Edward T. Fergus, 40, Wilton, Conn.

George Ferguson, 54, Teaneck, N.J.

Henry Fernandez, 23, New York, N.Y.

Judy H. Fernandez, 27, Parlin, N.J.

Jose Manuel Contreras Fernandez, El Aguacate, Jalisco, Mexico

Elisa Giselle Ferraina, 27, London, England

Anne Marie Sallerin Ferreira, 29, Jersey City, N.J.

Robert John Ferris, 63, Garden City, N.Y.

David Francis Ferrugio, 46, Middletown, N.J.

Louis V. Fersini, 38, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Michael David Ferugio, 37, New York, N.Y.

Bradley James Fetchet, 24, New York, N.Y.

Jennifer Louise Fialko, 29, Teaneck, N.J.

Kristen Fiedel, 27, New York, N.Y.

Samuel Fields, 36, New York, N.Y.

Michael Bradley Finnegan, 37, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Timothy J. Finnerty, 33, Glen Rock, N.J.

Michael Curtis Fiore, 46, New York, N.Y.

Stephen J. Fiorelli, 43, Aberdeen, N.J.

Paul M. Fiori, 31, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

John Fiorito, 40, Stamford, Conn.

Lt. John R. Fischer, 46, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Fisher, 42, New York, N.Y.

Thomas J. Fisher, 36, Union, N.J.

Bennett Lawson Fisher, 58, Stamford, Conn.

John Roger Fisher, 46, Bayonne, N.J.

Lucy Fishman, 37, New York, N.Y.

Ryan D. Fitzgerald, 26, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Fitzpatrick, 35, Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Richard P. Fitzsimons, 57, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Salvatore A. Fiumefreddo, 47, Manalapan, N.J.

Christina Donovan Flannery, 26, New York, N.Y.

Eileen Flecha, 33, New York, N.Y.

Andre G. Fletcher, 37, North Babylon, N.Y.

Carl Flickinger, 38, Conyers, N.Y.

John Joseph Florio, 33, Oceanside, N.Y.

Joseph W. Flounders, 46, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

David Fodor, 38, Garrison, N.Y.

Lt. Michael N. Fodor, 53, Warwick, N.Y.

Steven Mark Fogel, 40, Westfield, N.Y.

Thomas Foley, 32, West Nyack, N.Y.

David Fontana, 37, New York, N.Y.

Chih Min (Dennis) Foo, 40, Holmdel, N.J.

Del Rose Forbes-Cheatham, 48, New York, N.Y.

Godwin Forde, 39, New York, N.Y.

Donald A. Foreman, 53, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Hugh Forsythe, 44, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Claudia Alicia Martinez Foster, 26, New York, N.Y.

Noel J. Foster, 40, Bridgewater, N.J.

Ana Fosteris, 58, Coram, N.Y.

Robert J. Foti, 42, Albertson, N.Y.

Jeffrey L. Fox, 40, Cranbury, N.J.

Virginia Fox, 58, New York, N.Y.

Virgin (Lucy) Francis, 62, New York, N.Y.

Pauline Francis, 57, New York, N.Y.

Joan Francis, age unknown, Trinidad-Tobago

Gary J. Frank, 35, South Amboy, N.J.

Morton Frank, 31, New York, N.Y.

Peter Christopher Frank, 29, New York, N.Y.

Richard K. Fraser, 32, New York, N.Y.

Kevin Joseph Frawley, 34, Bronxville, N.Y.

Clyde Frazier, 41, New York, N.Y.

Lillian I. Frederick, 46, Teaneck, N.J.

Andrew Fredericks, 40, Suffern, N.Y.

Tamitha Freemen, 35, New York, N.Y.

Brett O. Freiman, 29, Roslyn, N.Y.

Lt. Peter L. Freund, 45, Westtown, N.Y.

Arlene E. Fried, 49, Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

Alan Wayne Friedlander, 52, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Andrew K. Friedman, 44, Woodbury, N.Y.

Gregg J. Froehner, 46, Chester, N.J.

Peter Christian Fry, 36, Wilton, Conn.

Clement Fumando, 59, New York, N.Y.

Steven Elliot Furman, 40, Wesley Hills, N.Y.

Paul James Furmato, 37, Colts Neck, N.J.

Fredric Gabler, 30, New York, N.Y.

Richard S. Gabrielle, 50, West Haven, Conn.

James Andrew Gadiel, 23, New York, N.Y.

Pamela Gaff, 51, Robinsville, N.J.

Ervin Vincent Gailliard, 42, New York, N.Y.

Deanna L. Galante, 32, New York, N.Y.

Grace Galante, 29, New York, N.Y.

Anthony Edward Gallagher, 41, New York, N.Y.

Daniel James Gallagher, 23, Red Bank, N.J.

John Patrick Gallagher, 31, Yonkers, N.Y.

Cono E. Gallo, 30, New York, N.Y.

Vincenzo Gallucci, 36, Monroe Township, N.J.

Thomas Edward Galvin, 32, New York, N.Y.

Giovanna (Genni) Gambale, 27, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Gambino, 48, Babylon, N.Y.

Giann F. Gamboa, 26, New York, N.Y.

Peter J. Ganci, 55, North Massapequa, N.Y.

Claude Michael Gann, 41, Roswell, Ga.

Lt. Charles William Garbarini, 44, Pleasantville, N.Y.

Cesar Garcia, 36, New York, N.Y.

David Garcia, 40, Freeport, N.Y.

Jorge Luis Morron Garcia, 38, New York, N.Y.

Juan Garcia, 50, New York, N.Y.

Marlyn C. Garcia, 21, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Gardner, 36, Darien, Conn.

Douglas B. Gardner, 39, New York, N.Y.

Harvey J. Gardner, 35, Lakewood, N.J.

Thomas A. Gardner, 39, Oceanside, N.Y.

Jeffrey B. Gardner, 36, Hoboken, N.J.

William Arthur Gardner, 45, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Francesco Garfi, 29, New York, N.Y.

Rocco Gargano, 28, Bayside, N.Y.

James M. Gartenberg, 36, New York, N.Y.

Matthew David Garvey, 37

Bruce Gary, 51, Bellmore, N.Y.

Palmina Delli Gatti, 33, New York, N.Y.

Boyd A. Gatton, 38, Jersey City, N.J.

Donald Richard Gavagan, 35, New York, N.Y.

Terence D. Gazzani, 24, New York, N.Y.

Gary Geidel, 44, New York, N.Y.

Paul Hamilton Geier, 36, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Julie M. Geis, 44, Lees Summit, Mo.

Peter Gelinas, 34, New York, N.Y.

Steven Paul Geller, 52, New York, N.Y.

Howard G. Gelling, 28, New York, N.Y.

Peter Victor Genco, 36, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Steven Gregory Genovese, 37, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Alayne F. Gentul, 44, Mountain Lakes, N.J.

Edward F. Geraghty, 45, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Suzanne Geraty, 30, New York, N.Y.

Ralph Gerhardt, 33, New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Gerlich, 56, Monroe, Conn.

Denis P. Germain, 33, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

Marina R. Gertsberg, 25, New York, N.Y.

Susan M. Getzendanner, 57, New York, N.Y.

James Gerard Geyer, 41, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Joseph M. Giaccone, 43, Monroe, N.J.

Lt. Vincent Francis Giammona, 40, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Debra L. Gibbon, 43, Hackettstown, N.J.

James A. Giberson, 43, New York, N.Y.

Craig Neil Gibson, 37, New York, N.Y.

Ronnie Gies, 43, Merrick, N.Y.

Laura A. Giglio, 35, Oceanside, N.Y.

Andrew Clive Gilbert, 39, Califon, N.J.

Timothy Paul Gilbert, 35, Lebanon, N.J.

Paul Stuart Gilbey, 39, Chatham, N.J.

Paul John Gill, 34, New York, N.Y.

Mark Y. Gilles, 33, New York, N.Y.

Evan H. Gillette, 40, New York, N.Y.

Ronald Gilligan, 43, Norwalk, Conn.

Sgt. Rodney C. Gillis, 34, New York, N.Y.

Laura Gilly, 32, New York, N.Y.

Lt. John F. Ginley, 37, Warwick, N.Y.

Jeffrey Giordano, 46, New York, N.Y.

John Giordano, 46, Newburgh, N.Y.

Donna Marie Giordano, 44, Parlin, N.J.

Steven A. Giorgetti, 43, Manhasset, N.Y.

Martin Giovinazzo, 34, New York, N.Y.

Kum-Kum Girolamo, 41, New York, N.Y.

Salvatore Gitto, 44, Manalapan, N.J.

Cynthia Giugliano, 46, Nesconset, N.Y.

Mon Gjonbalaj, 65, New York, N.Y.

Dianne Gladstone, 55, New York, N.Y.

Keith Alexander Glascoe, 38, New York, N.Y.

Thomas I. Glasser, 40, Summit, N.J.

Harry Glenn, 38, Piscataway, N.J.

Barry H. Glick, 55, Wayne, N.J.

Steven Lawrence Glick, 42, Greenwich, Conn.

John T. Gnazzo, 32, New York, N.Y.

William (Bill) Robert Godshalk, 35, New York, N.Y.

Michael Gogliormella, 43, New Providence, N.J.

Brian Fredric Goldberg, 26, Union, N.J.

Jeffrey Grant Goldflam, 48, Melville, N.Y.

Michelle Herman Goldstein, 31, New York, N.Y.

Monica Goldstein, 25, New York, N.Y.

Steven Goldstein, 35, Princeton, N.J.

Andrew H. Golkin, 30, New York, N.Y.

Dennis James Gomes, 40, New York, N.Y.

Enrique Antonio Gomez, 42, New York, N.Y.

Jose Bienvenido Gomez, 45, New York, N.Y.

Manuel Gomez, 42, New York, N.Y.

Wilder Gomez, 38, New York, N.Y.

Jenine Gonzalez, 27, New York, N.Y.

Joel Guevara Gonzalez, 23, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Rosa J. Gonzalez, 32, Jersey City, N.J.

Mauricio Gonzalez, 27, New York, N.Y.

Calvin J. Gooding, 38, Riverside, N.Y.

Harry Goody, 50, New York, N.Y.

Kiran Reddy Gopu, 24, Bridgeport, Conn.

Catherine Carmen Gorayeb, 41, New York, N.Y.

Kerene Gordon, 43, New York, N.Y.

Sebastian Gorki, 27, New York, N.Y.

Thomas E. Gorman, 41, Middlesex, N.J.

Kieran Gorman, 35, Yonkers, N.Y.

Michael Edward Gould, 29, Hoboken, N.J.

Yugi Goya, 42, Rye, N.Y.

Jon Richard Grabowski, 33, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Michael Grady, 39, Cranford, N.J.

Edwin John Graf, 48, Rowayton, Conn.

David M. Graifman, 40, New York, N.Y.

Gilbert Granados, 51, Hicksville, N.Y.

Elvira Granitto, 43, New York, N.Y.

Winston Arthur Grant, 59, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Christopher Stewart Gray, 32, Weehawken, N.J.

James Michael Gray, 34, New York, N.Y.

Linda Mair Grayling, 44, New York, N.Y.

John Michael Grazioso, 41, Middletown, N.J.

Timothy Grazioso, 42, Gulf Stream, Fla.

Derrick Arthur Green, 44, New York, N.Y.

Wade Brian Green, 42, Westbury, N.Y.

Elaine Myra Greenberg, 56, New York, N.Y.

Gayle R. Greene, 51, Montville, N.J.

James Arthur Greenleaf, 32, New York, N.Y.

Eileen Marsha Greenstein, 52, Morris Plains, N.J.

Elizabeth (Lisa) Martin Gregg, 52, New York, N.Y.

Donald H. Gregory, 62, Ramsey, N.J.

Florence M. Gregory, 38, New York, N.Y.

Denise Gregory, 39, New York, N.Y.

Pedro (David) Grehan, 35, Hoboken, N.J.

John M. Griffin, 38, Waldwick, N.J.

Tawanna Griffin, 30, New York, N.Y.

Joan D. Griffith, 39, Willingboro, N.J.

Warren Grifka, 54, New York, N.Y.

Ramon Grijalvo, 58

Joseph F. Grillo, 46, New York, N.Y.

David Grimner, 51, Merrick, N.Y.

Kenneth Grouzalis, 56, Lyndhurst, N.J.

Joseph Grzelak, 52, New York, N.Y.

Matthew J. Grzymalski, 34, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Robert Joseph Gschaar, 55, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Liming (Michael) Gu, 34, Piscataway, N.J.

Jose A. Guadalupe, 37, New York, N.Y.

Yan Zhu (Cindy) Guan, 25, New York, N.Y.

Geoffrey E. Guja, 47, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Lt. Joseph Gullickson, 37, New York, N.Y.

Babita Guman, 33, New York, N.Y.

Douglas B. Gurian, 38, Tenafly, N.J.

Philip T. Guza, 54, Sea Bright, N.J.

Barbara Guzzardo, 49, Glendale, N.Y.

Peter Gyulavary, 44, Warwick, N.Y.

Gary Robert Haag, 36, Ossining, N.Y.

Andrea Lyn Haberman, 25, Chicago, Ill.

Barbara M. Habib, 49, New York, N.Y.

Philip Haentzler, 49, New York, N.Y.

Nizam A. Hafiz, 32, New York, N.Y.

Karen Hagerty, 34, New York, N.Y.

Steven Hagis, 31, New York, N.Y.

Mary Lou Hague, 26, New York, N.Y.

David Halderman, 40, New York, N.Y.

Maile Rachel Hale, 26, Cambridge, Mass.

Richard Hall, 49, Purchase, N.Y.

Vaswald George Hall, 50, New York, N.Y.

Robert John Halligan, 59, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Lt. Vincent Gerard Halloran, 43, North Salem, N.Y.

James D. Halvorson, 56, Greenwich, Conn.

Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, New York, N.Y.

Felicia Hamilton, 62, New York, N.Y.

Robert Hamilton, 43, Washingtonville, N.Y.

Frederic Kim Han, 45, Marlboro, N.J.

Christopher James Hanley, 34, New York, N.Y.

Sean Hanley, 35, New York, N.Y.

Valerie Joan Hanna, 57, Freeville, N.Y.

Thomas Hannafin, 36, New York, N.Y.

Kevin James Hannaford, 32, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Michael L. Hannan, 34, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Dana Hannon, 29, Suffern, N.Y.

Vassilios G. Haramis, 56, New York, N.Y.

James A. Haran, 41, Malverne, N.Y.

Jeffrey P. Hardy, 46, New York, N.Y.

Timothy John Hargrave, 38, Readington, N.J.

Daniel Harlin, 41, Kent, N.Y.

Frances Haros, 76, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Harvey L. Harrell, 49, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Stephen Gary Harrell, 44, Warwick, N.Y.

Stewart D. Harris, 52, Marlboro, N.J.

Aisha Harris, 22, New York, N.Y.

John Patrick Hart, 38, Danville, Calif.

John Clinton Hartz, 64, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Emeric J. Harvey, 56, Montclair, N.J.

Capt. Thomas Theodore Haskell, 37, Massapequa, N.Y.

Timothy Haskell, 34, Seaford, N.Y.

Joseph John Hasson, 34, New York, N.Y.

Capt. Terence S. Hatton, 41, New York, N.Y.

Leonard William Hatton, 45, Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Michael Helmut Haub, 34, Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

Timothy Aaron Haviland, 41, Oceanside, N.Y.

Donald G. Havlish, 53, Yardley, Pa.

Anthony Hawkins, 30, New York, N.Y.

Nobuhiro Hayatsu, 36, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Philip Hayes, 67, Northport, N.Y.

William Ward Haynes, 35, Rye, N.Y.

Scott Hazelcorn, 29, Hoboken, N.J.

Lt. Michael K. Healey, 42, East Patchogue, N.Y.

Roberta Bernstein Heber, 60, New York, N.Y.

Charles Francis Xavier Heeran, 23, Belle Harbor, N.Y.

John Heffernan, 37, New York, N.Y.

Howard Joseph Heller, 37, Ridgefield, Conn.

JoAnn L. Heltibridle, 46, Springfield, N.J.

Mark F. Hemschoot, 45, Red Bank, N.J.

Ronnie Lee Henderson, 52, Newburgh, N.Y.

Janet Hendricks, 48, New York, N.Y.

Brian Hennessey, 35, Ringoes, N.J.

Michelle Marie Henrique, 27, New York, N.Y.

Joseph P. Henry, 25, New York, N.Y.

William Henry, 49, New York, N.Y.

John Henwood, 35, New York, N.Y.

Robert Allan Hepburn, 39, Union, N.J.

Mary (Molly) Herencia, 47, New York, N.Y.

Lindsay Coates Herkness, 58, New York, N.Y.

Harvey Robert Hermer, 59, New York, N.Y.

Claribel Hernandez, 31, New York, N.Y.

Norberto Hernandez, 42, New York, N.Y.

Raul Hernandez, 51, New York, N.Y.

Gary Herold, 44, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Jeffrey A. Hersch, 53, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Hetzel, 33, Elmont, N.Y.

Capt. Brian Hickey, 47, New York, N.Y.

Ysidro Hidalgo-Tejada, 47, New York, N.Y., Dominican Republic

Lt. Timothy Higgins, 43, Farmingville, N.Y.

Robert D. Higley, 29, New Fairfield, Conn.

Todd Russell Hill, 34, Boston, Mass.

Clara Victorine Hinds, 52, New York, N.Y.

Neal Hinds, 28, New York, N.Y.

Mark D. Hindy, 28, New York, N.Y.

Richard Bruce Van Hine, 48, Greenwood Lake, N.Y.

Katsuyuki Hirai, 32, Hartsdale, N.Y.

Heather Malia Ho, 32, New York, N.Y.

Tara Yvette Hobbs, 31, New York, N.Y.

Thomas A. Hobbs, 41, Baldwin, N.Y.

James L. Hobin, 47, Marlborough, Conn.

Robert Wayne Hobson, 36, New Providence, N.J.

DaJuan Hodges, 29, New York, N.Y.

Ronald George Hoerner, 58, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Patrick Aloysius Hoey, 53, Middletown, N.J.

Stephen G. Hoffman, 36, Long Beach, N.Y.

Marcia Hoffman, 52, New York, N.Y.

Frederick J. Hoffmann, 53, Freehold, N.J.

Michele L. Hoffmann, 27, Freehold, N.J.

Judith Florence Hofmiller, 53, Brookfield, Conn.

Thomas Warren Hohlweck, 57, Harrison, N.Y.

Jonathan R. Hohmann, 48, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Francis Holland, 32, Glen Rock, N.J.

John Holland, 30, New York, N.Y.

Elizabeth Holmes, 42, New York, N.Y.

Thomas P. Holohan, 36, Chester, N.Y.

Bradley Hoorn, 22, New York, N.Y.

James P. Hopper, 51, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Montgomery McCullough Hord, 46, Pelham, N.Y.

Michael Horn, 27, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Matthew D. Horning, 26, Hoboken, N.J.

Robert L. Horohoe, 31, New York, N.Y.

Aaron Horwitz, 24, New York, N.Y.

Charles J. Houston, 42, New York, N.Y.

Uhuru G. Houston, 32, Englewood, N.J.

George Howard, 45, Hicksville, N.Y.

Steven L. Howell, 36, New York, N.Y.

Michael C. Howell, 60, New York, N.Y.

Jennifer L. Howley, 34, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Milagros “Millie” Hromada, 35, New York, N.Y.

Marian Hrycak, 56, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Huczko, 44, Bethlehem, N.J.

Kris R. Hughes, 30, Nesconset, N.Y.

Melissa Harrington Hughes, 31, San Francisco, Calif.

Thomas F. Hughes, 46, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.

Timothy Robert Hughes, 43, Madison, N.J.

Paul R. Hughes, 38, Stamford, Conn.

Robert T. “Bobby” Hughes, 23, Sayreville, N.J.

Susan Huie, 43, Fair Lawn, N.J.

Mychal Lamar Hulse, 30, New York, N.Y.

William C. Hunt, 32, Norwalk, Conn.

Joseph G. Hunter, 31, South Hempstead, N.Y.

Robert Hussa, 51, Roslyn, N.Y.

Capt. Walter Hynes, 46, Belle Harbor, N.Y.

Thomas E. Hynes, 28, Norwalk, Conn.

Joseph Anthony Ianelli, 28, Hoboken, N.J.

Zuhtu Ibis, 25, Clifton, N.J.

Jonathan Lee Ielpi, 29, Great Neck, N.Y.

Michael Patrick Iken, 37, New York, N.Y.

Daniel Ilkanayev, 36, New York, N.Y.

Capt. Frederick Ill, 49, Pearl River, N.Y.

Abraham Nethanel Ilowitz, 51, New York, N.Y.

Anthony P. Infante, 47, Chatham, N.J.

Louis S. Inghilterra, 45, New Castle, N.Y.

Christopher N. Ingrassia, 28, Watchung, N.J.

Paul Innella, 33, East Brunswick, N.J.

Stephanie V. Irby, 38, New York, N.Y.

Douglas Irgang, 32, New York, N.Y.

Todd A. Isaac, 29, New York, N.Y.

Erik Hans Isbrandtsen, 30, New York, N.Y.

Taizo Ishikawa, 50, Japan

Aram Iskenderian, 41, Merrick, N.Y.

John Iskyan, 41, Wilton, Conn.

Kazushige Ito, 35, New York, N.Y.

Aleksandr Valeryerich Ivantsov, 23, New York, N.Y.

Virginia Jablonski, 49, Matawan, N.J.

Brooke Alexandra Jackman, 23, New York, N.Y.

Aaron Jacobs, 27, New York, N.Y.

Jason Kyle Jacobs, 32, Mendham, N.J.

Michael Grady Jacobs, 54, Danbury, Conn.

Ariel Louis Jacobs, 29, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Steven A. Jacobson, 53, New York, N.Y.

Ricknauth Jaggernauth, 58, New York, N.Y.

Jake Denis Jagoda, 24, Huntington, N.Y.

Yudh V.S. Jain, 54, New City, N.Y.

Maria Jakubiak, 41, Ridgewood, N.Y.

Gricelda E. James, 44, Willingboro, N.J.

Ernest James, 40, New York, N.Y.

Mark Jardim, 39, New York, N.Y.

Mohammed Jawara, 30, New York, N.Y.

Francois Jean-Pierre, 58, New York, N.Y.

Maxima Jean-Pierre, 40, Bellport, N.Y.

Paul E. Jeffers, 39, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Jenkins, 47, New York, N.Y.

Alan K. Jensen, 49, Wyckoff, N.J.

Prem N. Jerath, 57, Edison, N.J.

Farah Jeudy, 32, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Hweidar Jian, 42, East Brunswick, N.J.

Eliezer Jimenez, 38, New York, N.Y.

Luis Jimenez, 25, New York, N.Y.

Charles Gregory John, 44, New York, N.Y.

Nicholas John, 42, New York, N.Y.

Scott M. Johnson, 26, New York, N.Y.

LaShawana Johnson, 27, New York, N.Y.

William Johnston, 31, North Babylon, N.Y.

Arthur Joseph Jones, 37, Ossining, N.Y.

Allison Horstmann Jones, 31, New York, N.Y.

Brian L. Jones, 44, New York, N.Y.

Christopher D. Jones, 53, Huntington, N.Y.

Donald T. Jones, 39, Livingston, N.J.

Donald W. Jones, 43, Fairless Hills, Pa.

Linda Jones, 50, New York, N.Y.

Mary S. Jones, 72, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Jordan, 35, Remsenburg, N.Y.

Robert Thomas Jordan, 34, Williston, N.Y.

Ingeborg Joseph, 60, Germany

Karl Henri Joseph, 25, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Joseph, 39, Franklin Park, N.J.

Albert Joseph, 79, New York, N.Y.

Jane Eileen Josiah, 47, Bellmore, N.Y.

Lt. Anthony Jovic, 39, Massapequa, N.Y.

Angel Luis Juarbe, 35, New York, N.Y.

Karen Susan Juday, 52, New York, N.Y.

The Rev. Mychal Judge, 68, New York, N.Y.

Paul W. Jurgens, 47, Levittown, N.Y.

Thomas Edward Jurgens, 26, Lawrence, N.Y.

Kacinga Kabeya, 63, McKinney, Texas

Shashi Kiran Lakshmikantha Kadaba, 25, Hackensack, N.J.

Gavkharoy Mukhometovna Kamardinova, 26, New York, N.Y.

Shari Kandell, 27, Wyckoff, N.J.

Howard Lee Kane, 40, Hazlet, N.J.

Jennifer Lynn Kane, 26, Fair Lawn, N.J.

Vincent D. Kane, 37, New York, N.Y.

Joon Koo Kang, 34, Riverdale, N.J.

Sheldon R. Kanter, 53, Edison, N.J.

Deborah H. Kaplan, 45, Paramus, N.J.

Alvin Peter Kappelmann, 57, Green Brook, N.J.

Charles Karczewski, 34, Union, N.J.

William A. Karnes, 37, New York, N.Y.

Douglas G. Karpiloff, 53, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Charles L. Kasper, 54, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Kates, 37, New York, N.Y.

John Katsimatides, 31, East Marion, N.Y.

Sgt. Robert Kaulfers, 49, Kenilworth, N.J.

Don Jerome Kauth, 51, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Hideya Kawauchi, 36, Fort Lee, N.J.

Edward T. Keane, 66, West Caldwell, N.J.

Richard M. Keane, 54, Wethersfield, Conn.

Lisa Kearney-Griffin, 35, Jamaica, N.Y.

Karol Ann Keasler, 42, New York, N.Y.

Paul Hanlon Keating, 38, New York, N.Y.

Leo Russell Keene, 33, Westfield, N.J.

Joseph J. Keller, 31, Park Ridge, N.J.

Peter Rodney Kellerman, 35, New York, N.Y.

Joseph P. Kellett, 37, Riverdale, N.Y.

Frederick H. Kelley, 57, Huntington, N.Y.

James Joseph Kelly, 39, Oceanside, N.Y.

Joseph A. Kelly, 40, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Maurice Patrick Kelly, 41, New York, N.Y.

Richard John Kelly, 50, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Michael Kelly, 41, Wyckoff, N.J.

Thomas Richard Kelly, 38, Riverhead, N.Y.

Thomas W. Kelly, 51, New York, N.Y.

Timothy C. Kelly, 37, Port Washington, N.Y.

William Hill Kelly, 30, New York, N.Y.

Robert C. Kennedy, 55, Toms River, N.J.

Thomas J. Kennedy, 36, Islip Terrace, N.Y.

John Keohane, 41, Jersey City, N.J.

Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin, 42, Levittown, N.Y.

Howard L. Kestenbaum, 56, Montclair, N.J.

Douglas D. Ketcham, 27, New York, N.Y.

Ruth E. Ketler, 42, New York, N.Y.

Boris Khalif, 30, New York, N.Y.

Sarah Khan, 32, New York, N.Y.

Taimour Firaz Khan, 29, New York, N.Y.

Rajesh Khandelwal, 33, South Plainfield, N.J.

SeiLai Khoo, 38, Jersey City, N.J.

Michael Kiefer, 25, Hempstead, N.Y.

Satoshi Kikuchihara, 43, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim, 26, Leonia, N.J.

Lawrence Don Kim, 31, Blue Bell, Pa.

Mary Jo Kimelman, 34, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Marshall King, 42, Princeton, N.J.

Lucille T. King, 59, Ridgewood, N.J.

Robert King, 36, Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.

Lisa M. King-Johnson, 34, New York, N.Y.

Takashi Kinoshita, 46, Rye, N.Y.

Chris Michael Kirby, 21, New York, N.Y.

Howard (Barry) Kirschbaum, 53, New York, N.Y.

Glenn Davis Kirwin, 40, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Richard J. Klares, 59, Somers, N.Y.

Peter A. Klein, 35, Weehawken, N.J.

Alan D. Kleinberg, 39, East Brunswick, N.J.

Karen J. Klitzman, 38, New York, N.Y.

Ronald Philip Kloepfer, 39, Franklin Square, N.Y.

Yevgeny Kniazev, 46, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Patrick Knox, 31, Hoboken, N.J.

Andrew Knox, 30, Adelaide, Australia

Rebecca Lee Koborie, 48, Guttenberg, N.J.

Deborah Kobus, 36, New York, N.Y.

Gary Edward Koecheler, 57, Harrison, N.Y.

Frank J. Koestner, 48, New York, N.Y.

Ryan Kohart, 26, New York, N.Y.

Vanessa Lynn Kolpak, 21, New York, N.Y.

Irina Kolpakova, 37, New York, N.Y.

Suzanne Kondratenko, 27, Chicago, Ill.

Abdoulaye Kone, 37, New York, N.Y.

Bon-seok Koo, 42, River Edge, N.J.

Dorota Kopiczko, 26, Nutley, N.J.

Scott Kopytko, 32, New York, N.Y.

Bojan Kostic, 34, New York, N.Y.

Danielle Kousoulis, 29, New York, N.Y.

John J. Kren, 52, New York, N.Y.

William Krukowski, 36, New York, N.Y.

Lyudmila Ksido, 46, New York, N.Y.

Shekhar Kumar, 30, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth Kumpel, 42, Cornwall, N.Y.

Frederick Kuo, 53, Great Neck, N.Y.

Patricia Kuras, 42, New York, N.Y.

Nauka Kushitani, 44, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Joseph Kuveikis, 48, Carmel, N.Y.

Victor Kwarkye, 35, New York, N.Y.

Kui Fai Kwok, 31, New York, N.Y.

Angela R. Kyte, 49, Boonton, N.J.

Amarnauth Lachhman, 42, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Andrew LaCorte, 61, Jersey City, N.J.

Ganesh Ladkat, 27, Somerset, N.J.

James P. Ladley, 41, Colts Neck, N.J.

Daniel M. Van Laere, 46, Glen Rock, N.J.

Joseph A. Lafalce, 54, New York, N.Y.

Jeanette LaFond-Menichino, 49, New York, N.Y.

David LaForge, 50, Port Richmond, N.Y.

Michael Patrick LaForte, 39, Holmdel, N.J.

Alan Lafrance, 43, New York, N.Y.

Juan Lafuente, 61, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Neil K. Lai, 59, East Windsor, N.J.

Vincent A. Laieta, 31, Edison, N.J.

William David Lake, 44, New York, N.Y.

Franco Lalama, 45, Nutley, N.J.

Chow Kwan Lam, 48, Maywood, N.J.

Stephen LaMantia, 38, Darien, Conn.

Amy Hope Lamonsoff, 29, New York, N.Y.

Robert T. Lane, 28, New York, N.Y.

Brendan M. Lang, 30, Red Bank, N.J.

Rosanne P. Lang, 42, Middletown, N.J.

Vanessa Langer, 29, Yonkers, N.Y.

Mary Lou Langley, 53, New York, N.Y.

Peter J. Langone, 41, Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

Thomas Langone, 39, Williston Park, N.Y.

Michele B. Lanza, 36, New York, N.Y.

Ruth Sheila Lapin, 53, East Windsor, N.J.

Carol Ann LaPlante, 59, New York, N.Y.

Ingeborg Astrid Desiree Lariby, 42, New York, N.Y.

Robin Larkey, 48, Chatham, N.J.

Christopher Randall Larrabee, 26, New York, N.Y.

Hamidou S. Larry, 37, New York, N.Y.

Scott Larsen, 35, New York, N.Y.

John Adam Larson, 37, Colonia, N.J.

Gary E. Lasko, 49, Memphis, Tenn.

Nicholas C. Lassman, 28, Cliffside Park, N.J.

Paul Laszczynski, 49, Paramus, N.J.

Jeffrey Latouche, 49, New York, N.Y.

Cristina de Laura, age unknown, Columbia

Oscar de Laura, age unknown, Columbia

Charles Laurencin, 61, New York, N.Y.

Stephen James Lauria, 39, New York, N.Y.

Maria Lavache, 60, New York, N.Y.

Denis F. Lavelle, 42, Yonkers, N.Y.

Jeannine M. LaVerde, 36, New York, N.Y.

Anna A. Laverty, 52, Middletown, N.J.

Steven Lawn, 28, West Windsor, N.J.

Robert A. Lawrence, 41, Summit, N.J.

Nathaniel Lawson, 61, New York, N.Y.

Eugen Lazar, 27, New York, N.Y.

James Patrick Leahy, 38, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Joseph Gerard Leavey, 45, Pelham, N.Y.

Neil Leavy, 34, New York, N.Y.

Leon Lebor, 51, Jersey City, N.J.

Kenneth Charles Ledee, 38, Monmouth, N.J.

Alan J. Lederman, 43, New York, N.Y.

Elena Ledesma, 36, New York, N.Y.

Alexis Leduc, 45, New York, N.Y.

Myung-woo Lee, 41, Lyndhurst, N.J.

David S. Lee, 37, West Orange, N.J.

Gary H. Lee, 62, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Hyun-joon (Paul) Lee, 32, New York, N.Y.

Jong-min Lee, 24, New York, N.Y.

Juanita Lee, 44, New York, N.Y.

Lorraine Lee, 37, New York, N.Y.

Richard Y.C. Lee, 34, Great Neck, N.Y.

Yang Der Lee, 63, New York, N.Y.

Kathryn Blair Lee, 55, New York, N.Y.

Stuart (Soo-Jin) Lee, 30, New York, N.Y.

Linda C. Lee, 34, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Lefkowitz, 50, Belle Harbor, N.Y.

Adriana Legro, 32, New York, N.Y.

Edward J. Lehman, 41, Glen Cove, N.Y.

Eric Andrew Lehrfeld, 32, New York, N.Y.

David Ralph Leistman, 43, Garden City, N.Y.

David Prudencio LeMagne, 27, North Bergen, N.J.

Joseph A. Lenihan, 41, Greenwich, Conn.

John J. Lennon, 44, Howell, N.J.

John Robinson Lenoir, 38, Locust Valley, N.Y.

Jorge Luis Leon, 43, Union City, N.J.

Matthew Gerard Leonard, 38, New York, N.Y.

Michael Lepore, 39, New York, N.Y.

Charles Antoine Lesperance, 55

Jeffrey Earle LeVeen, 55, Manhasset, N.Y.

John D. Levi, 50, New York, N.Y.

Alisha Caren Levin, 33, New York, N.Y.

Neil D. Levin, 47, New York, N.Y.

Robert Levine, 56, West Babylon, N.Y.

Robert M. Levine, 66, Edgewater, N.J.

Shai Levinhar, 29, New York, N.Y.

Adam J. Lewis, 36, Fairfield, Conn.

Margaret Susan Lewis, 49, Elizabeth, N.J.

Ye Wei Liang, 27, New York, N.Y.

Orasri Liangthanasarn, 26, Bayonne, N.J.

Daniel F. Libretti, 43, New York, N.Y.

Ralph M. Licciardi, 30, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Edward Lichtschein, 35, New York, N.Y.

Steven B. Lillianthal, 38, Millburn, N.J.

Carlos R. Lillo, 37, Babylon, N.Y.

Craig Damian Lilore, 30, Lyndhurst, N.J.

Arnold A. Lim, 28, New York, N.Y.

Darya Lin, 32, Chicago, Ill.

Wei Rong Lin, 31, Jersey City, N.J.

Nickie L. Lindo, 31, New York, N.Y.

Thomas V. Linehan, 39, Montville, N.J.

Robert Thomas Linnane, 33, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Alan Linton, 26, Jersey City, N.J.

Diane Theresa Lipari, 42, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth P. Lira, 28, Paterson, N.J.

Francisco Alberto Liriano, 33, New York, N.Y.

Lorraine Lisi, 44, New York, N.Y.

Paul Lisson, 45, New York, N.Y.

Vincent Litto, 52, New York, N.Y.

Ming-Hao Liu, 41, Livingston, N.J.

Nancy Liz, 39, New York, N.Y.

Harold Lizcano, 31, East Elmhurst, N.Y.

Martin Lizzul, 31, New York, N.Y.

George A. Llanes, 33, New York, N.Y.

Elizabeth Claire Logler, 31, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Catherine Lisa Loguidice, 30, New York, N.Y.

Jerome Robert Lohez, 30, Jersey City, N.J.

Michael W. Lomax, 37, New York, N.Y.

Laura M. Longing, 35, Pearl River, N.Y.

Salvatore P. Lopes, 40, Franklin Square, N.Y.

Daniel Lopez, 39, New York, N.Y.

Luis Lopez, 38, New York, N.Y.

Manuel L. Lopez, 54, Jersey City, N.J.

George Lopez, 40, Stroudsburg, Pa.

Joseph Lostrangio, 48, Langhorne, Pa.

Chet Louie, 45, New York, N.Y.

Stuart Seid Louis, 43, East Brunswick, N.J.

Joseph Lovero, 60, Jersey City, N.J.

Michael W. Lowe, 48, New York, N.Y.

Garry Lozier, 47, Darien, Conn.

John Peter Lozowsky, 45, New York, N.Y.

Charles Peter Lucania, 34, East Atlantic Beach, N.Y.

Edward (Ted) H. Luckett, 40, Fair Haven, N.J.

Mark G. Ludvigsen, 32, New York, N.Y.

Lee Charles Ludwig, 49, New York, N.Y.

Sean Thomas Lugano, 28, New York, N.Y.

Daniel Lugo, 45, New York, N.Y.

Marie Lukas, 32, New York, N.Y.

William Lum, 45, New York, N.Y.

Michael P. Lunden, 37, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Lunder, 34, Wall, N.J.

Anthony Luparello, 62, New York, N.Y.

Gary Lutnick, 36, New York, N.Y.

Linda Luzzicone, 33, New York, N.Y.

Alexander Lygin, 28, New York, N.Y.

Farrell Peter Lynch, 39, Centerport, N.Y.

James Francis Lynch, 47, Woodbridge, N.J.

Louise A. Lynch, 58, Amityville, N.Y.

Michael Lynch, 34, New York, N.Y.

Michael F. Lynch, 33, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Michael Francis Lynch, 30, New York, N.Y.

Richard Dennis Lynch, 30, Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Robert H. Lynch, 44, Cranford, N.J.

Sean Patrick Lynch, 36, Morristown, N.J.

Sean Lynch, 34, New York, N.Y.

Michael J. Lyons, 32, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Patrick Lyons, 34, South Setauket, N.Y.

Monica Lyons, 53, New York, N.Y.

Robert Francis Mace, 43, New York, N.Y.

Jan Maciejewski, 37, New York, N.Y.

Catherine Fairfax MacRae, 23, New York, N.Y.

Richard B. Madden, 35, Westfield, N.J.

Simon Maddison, 40, Florham Park, N.J.

Noell Maerz, 29, Long Beach, N.Y.

Jeannieann Maffeo, 40, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Maffeo, 30, New York, N.Y.

Jay Robert Magazine, 48, New York, N.Y.

Charles Wilson Magee, 51, Wantagh, N.Y.

Brian Magee, 52, Floral Park, N.Y.

Joseph Maggitti, 47, Abingdon, Md.

Ronald E. Magnuson, 57, Park Ridge, N.J.

Daniel L. Maher, 50, Hamilton, N.J.

Thomas Anthony Mahon, 37, East Norwich, N.Y.

William Mahoney, 38, Bohemia, N.Y.

Joseph Maio, 32, Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.

Takashi Makimoto, 49, New York, N.Y.

Abdu Malahi, 37, New York, N.Y.

Debora Maldonado, 47, New York, N.Y.

Myrna T. Maldonado-Agosto, 49, New York, N.Y.

Alfred R. Maler, 39, Convent Station, N.J.

Gregory James Malone, 42, Hoboken, N.J.

Edward Francis (Teddy) Maloney, 32, Darien, Conn.

Joseph E. Maloney, 46, Farmingville, N.Y.

Gene E. Maloy, 41, New York, N.Y.

Christian Maltby, 37, Chatham, N.J.

Francisco Miguel (Frank) Mancini, 26, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Mangano, 53, Jackson, N.J.

Sara Elizabeth Manley, 31, New York, N.Y.

Debra M. Mannetta, 31, Islip, N.Y.

Terence J. Manning, 36, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Marion Victoria (vickie) Manning, 27, Rochdale, N.Y.

James Maounis, 42, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Ross Marchbanks, 47, Nanuet, N.Y.

Peter Edward Mardikian, 29, New York, N.Y.

Edward Joseph Mardovich, 42, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.

Lt. Charles Joseph Margiotta, 44, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth Joseph Marino, 40, Monroe, N.Y.

Lester Vincent Marino, 57, Massapequa, N.Y.

Vita Marino, 49, New York, N.Y.

Kevin D. Marlo, 28, New York, N.Y.

Jose J. Marrero, 32, Old Bridge, N.J.

John Marshall, 35, Congers, N.Y.

James Martello, 41, Rumson, N.J.

Michael A. Marti, 26, Glendale, N.Y.

Lt. Peter Martin, 43, Miller Place, N.Y.

William J. Martin, 35, Rockaway, N.J.

Brian E. Martineau, 37, Edison, N.J.

Betsy Martinez, 33, New York, N.Y.

Edward J. Martinez, 60, New York, N.Y.

Jose Angel Martinez, 49, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Robert Gabriel Martinez, 24, New York, N.Y.

Lizie Martinez-Calderon, 32, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Paul Richard Martini, 37, New York, N.Y.

Joseph A. Mascali, 44, New York, N.Y.

Bernard Mascarenhas, 54, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Stephen F. Masi, 55, New York, N.Y.

Nicholas G. Massa, 65, New York, N.Y.

Patricia A. Massari, 25, Glendale, N.Y.

Michael Massaroli, 38, New York, N.Y.

Philip W. Mastrandrea, 42, Chatham, N.J.

Rudolph Mastrocinque, 43, Kings Park, N.Y.

Joseph Mathai, 49, Arlington, Mass.

Charles William Mathers, 61, Sea Girt, N.J.

William A. Mathesen, 40, Morristown, N.J.

Marcello Matricciano, 31, New York, N.Y.

Margaret Elaine Mattic, 51, New York, N.Y.

Robert D. Mattson, 54, Green Pond, N.J.

Walter Matuza, 39, New York, N.Y.

Charles A. (Chuck) Mauro, 65, New York, N.Y.

Charles J. Mauro, 38, New York, N.Y.

Dorothy Mauro, 55, New York, N.Y.

Nancy T. Mauro, 51, New York, N.Y.

Tyrone May, 44, Rahway, N.J.

Keithroy Maynard, 30, New York, N.Y.

Robert J. Mayo, 46, Morganville, N.J.

Kathy Nancy Mazza-Delosh, 46, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Edward Mazzella, 62, Monroe, N.Y.

Jennifer Mazzotta, 23, New York, N.Y.

Kaaria Mbaya, 39, Edison, N.J.

James J. McAlary, 42, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.

Brian McAleese, 36, Baldwin, N.Y.

Patricia A. McAneney, 50, Pomona, N.Y.

Colin Richard McArthur, 52, Howell, N.J.

John McAvoy, 47, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth M. McBrayer, 49, New York, N.Y.

Brendan McCabe, 40, Sayville, N.Y.

Michael J. McCabe, 42, Rumson, N.J.

Thomas McCann, 46, Manalapan, N.J.

Justin McCarthy, 30, Port Washington, N.Y.

Kevin M. McCarthy, 42, Fairfield, Conn.

Michael Desmond McCarthy, 33, Huntington, N.Y.

Robert Garvin McCarthy, 33, Stony Point, N.Y.

Stanley McCaskill, 47, New York, N.Y.

Katie Marie McCloskey, 25, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Tara McCloud-Gray, 30, New York, N.Y.

Charles Austin McCrann, 55, New York, N.Y.

Tonyell McDay, 25, Colonia, N.J.

Matthew T. McDermott, 34, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Joseph P. McDonald, 43, Livingston, N.J.

Brian G. McDonnell, 38, Wantagh, N.Y.

Michael McDonnell, 34, Red Bank, N.J.

John F. McDowell, 33, New York, N.Y.

Eamon J. McEneaney, 46, New Canaan, Conn.

John Thomas McErlean, 39, Larchmont, N.Y.

Daniel F. McGinley, 40, Ridgewood, N.J.

Mark Ryan McGinly, 26, New York, N.Y.

Lt. William E. McGinn, 43, New York, N.Y.

Thomas H. McGinnis, 41, Oakland, N.J.

Michael Gregory McGinty, 42, Foxboro, Mass.

Ann McGovern, 68, East Meadow, N.Y.

Scott Martin McGovern, 35, Wyckoff, N.J.

William J. McGovern, 49, Smithtown, N.Y.

Stacey S. McGowan, 38, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Francis Noel McGuinn, 48, Rye, N.Y.

Patrick J. McGuire, 40, Madison, N.J.

Thomas M. McHale, 33, Huntington, N.Y.

Keith McHeffey, 31, Monmouth Beach, N.J.

Denis J. McHugh, 36, New York, N.Y.

Dennis P. McHugh, 34, Sparkill, N.Y.

Michael Edward McHugh, 35, Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Ann M. McHugh, 35, New York, N.Y.

Robert G. McIlvaine, 26, New York, N.Y.

Donald James McIntyre, 38, New City, N.Y.

Stephanie McKenna, 45, New York, N.Y.

Barry J. McKeon, 47, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Evelyn C. McKinnedy, 60, New York, N.Y.

Darryl Leron McKinney, 26, New York, N.Y.

Robert C. McLaughlin, 29, Westchester, N.Y.

George Patrick McLaughlin, 36, Hoboken, N.J.

Gavin McMahon, 35, Bayonne, N.J.

Robert Dismas McMahon, 35, New York, N.Y.

Edmund M. McNally, 41, Fair Haven, N.J.

Daniel McNeal, 29, Towson, Md.

Walter Arthur McNeil, 53, Stroudsburg, Pa.

Sean Peter McNulty, 30, New York, N.Y.

Christine Sheila McNulty, 42, Peterborough, England

Robert William McPadden, 30, Pearl River, N.Y.

Terence A. McShane, 37, West Islip, N.Y.

Timothy Patrick McSweeney, 37, New York, N.Y.

Martin E. McWilliams, 35, Kings Park, N.Y.

Rocco A. Medaglia, 49, Melville, N.Y.

Abigail Cales Medina, 46, New York, N.Y.

Ana Iris Medina, 39, New York, N.Y.

Deborah Medwig, 46, Dedham, Mass.

William J. Meehan, 49, Darien, Conn.

Damian Meehan, 32, Glen Rock, N.J.

Alok Kumar Mehta, 23, Hempstead, N.Y.

Raymond Meisenheimer, 46, West Babylon, N.Y.

Manuel Emilio Mejia, 54, New York, N.Y.

Eskedar Melaku, 31, New York, N.Y.

Antonio Melendez, 30, New York, N.Y.

Mary Melendez, 44, Stroudsburg, Pa.

Yelena Melnichenko, 28, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Stuart Todd Meltzer, 32, Syosset, N.Y.

Diarelia Jovannah Mena, 30, New York, N.Y.

Charles Mendez, 38, Floral Park, N.Y.

Lizette Mendoza, 33, North Bergen, N.J.

Shevonne Mentis, 25, New York, N.Y.

Steve Mercado, 38, New York, N.Y.

Wesley Mercer, 70, New York, N.Y.

Ralph Joseph Mercurio, 47, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Alan H. Merdinger, 47, Allentown, Pa.

George C. Merino, 39, New York, N.Y.

Yamel Merino, 24, Yonkers, N.Y.

George Merkouris, 35, Levittown, N.Y.

Deborah Merrick, 45, residence unknown

Raymond J. Metz, 37, Trumbull, Conn.

Jill A. Metzler, 32, Franklin Square, N.Y.

David Robert Meyer, 57, Glen Rock, N.J.

Nurul Huq Miah, 35, New York, N.Y.

William Edward Micciulli, 30, Matawan, N.J.

Martin Paul Michelstein, 57, Morristown, N.J.

Luis Clodoaldo Revilla Mier, 54

Peter T. Milano, 43, Middletown, N.J.

Gregory Milanowycz, 25, Cranford, N.J.

Lukasz T. Milewski, 21, New York, N.Y.

Sgt. Craig James Miller, 29, VA

Corey Peter Miller, 34, New York, N.Y.

Douglas C. Miller, 34, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Henry Miller, 52, Massapequa, N.Y.

Michael Matthew Miller, 39, Englewood, N.J.

Phillip D. Miller, 53, New York, N.Y.

Robert C. Miller, 55, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Robert Alan Miller, 46, Matawan, N.J.

Joel Miller, 55, Baldwin, N.Y.

Benjamin Millman, 40, New York, N.Y.

Charles M. Mills, 61, Brentwood, N.Y.

Ronald Keith Milstein, 54, New York, N.Y.

Robert Minara, 54, Carmel, N.Y.

William G. Minardi, 46, Bedford, N.Y.

Louis Joseph Minervino, 54, Middletown, N.J.

Thomas Mingione, 34, West Islip, N.Y.

Wilbert Miraille, 29, New York, N.Y.

Domenick Mircovich, 40, Closter, N.J.

Rajesh A. Mirpuri, 30, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Joseph Mistrulli, 47, Wantagh, N.Y.

Susan Miszkowicz, 37, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Paul Thomas Mitchell, 46, New York, N.Y.

Richard Miuccio, 55, New York, N.Y.

Frank V. Moccia, 57, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Capt. Louis Joseph Modafferi, 45, New York, N.Y.

Boyie Mohammed, 50, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Dennis Mojica, 50, New York, N.Y.

Manuel Mojica, 37, Bellmore, N.Y.

Manuel Dejesus Molina, 31, New York, N.Y.

Kleber Rolando Molina, 44, New York, N.Y.

Fernando Jimenez Molinar, 21, Oaxaca, Mexico

Carl Molinaro, 32, New York, N.Y.

Justin J. Molisani, 42, Middletown Township, N.J.

Brian Patrick Monaghan, 21, New York, N.Y.

Franklin Monahan, 45, Roxbury, N.Y.

John Gerard Monahan, 47, Wanamassa, N.J.

Kristen Montanaro, 34, New York, N.Y.

Craig D. Montano, 38, Glen Ridge, N.J.

Michael Montesi, 39, Highland Mills, N.Y.

Cheryl Ann Monyak, 43, Greenwich, Conn.

Capt. Thomas Moody, 45, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Sharon Moore, 37, New York, N.Y.

Krishna Moorthy, 59, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Abner Morales, 37, New York, N.Y.

Carlos Morales, 29, New York, N.Y.

Paula Morales, 42, New York, N.Y.

Luis Morales, 46, New York, N.Y.

John Moran, 43, Rockaway, N.Y.

John Christopher Moran, 38, Haslemere, Surrey, England

Kathleen Moran, 42, New York, N.Y.

Lindsay S. Morehouse, 24, New York, N.Y.

George Morell, 47, Mount. Kisco, N.Y.

Steven P. Morello, 52, Bayonne, N.J.

Vincent S. Morello, 34, New York, N.Y.

Arturo Alva Moreno, 47, Mexico City, Mexico

Yvette Nicole Moreno, 25, New York, N.Y.

Dorothy Morgan, 47, Hempstead, N.Y.

Richard Morgan, 66, Glen Rock, N.J.

Nancy Morgenstern, 32, New York, N.Y.

Sanae Mori, 27, Tokyo, Japan

Blanca Morocho, 26, New York, N.Y.

Leonel Morocho, 36, New York, N.Y.

Dennis G. Moroney, 39, Eastchester, N.Y.

Lynne Irene Morris, 22, Monroe, N.Y.

Seth A. Morris, 35, Kinnelon, N.J.

Stephen Philip Morris, 31, Ormond Beach, Fla.

Christopher M. Morrison, 34, Charlestown, Mass.

Ferdinand V. Morrone, 63, Lakewood, N.J.

William David Moskal, 50, Brecksville, Ohio

Manuel Da Mota, 43, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Marco Motroni, 57, Fort Lee, N.J.

Iouri A. Mouchinski, 55, New York, N.Y.

Jude J. Moussa, 35, New York, N.Y.

Peter C. Moutos, 44, Chatham, N.J.

Damion Mowatt, 21, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Mozzillo, 27, New York, N.Y.

Stephen V. Mulderry, 33, New York, N.Y.

Richard Muldowney, 40, Babylon, N.Y.

Michael D. Mullan, 34, New York, N.Y.

Dennis Michael Mulligan, 32, New York, N.Y.

Peter James Mulligan, 28, New York, N.Y.

Michael Joseph Mullin, 27, Hoboken, N.J.

James Donald Munhall, 45, Ridgewood, N.J.

Nancy Muniz, 45, New York, N.Y.

Carlos Mario Munoz, 43, New York, N.Y.

Francisco Munoz, 29, New York, N.Y.

Theresa (Terry) Munson, 54, New York, N.Y.

Robert M. Murach, 45, Montclair, N.J.

Cesar Augusto Murillo, 32, New York, N.Y.

Marc A. Murolo, 28, Maywood, N.J.

Robert Eddie Murphy, 56, New York, N.Y.

Brian Joseph Murphy, 41, New York, N.Y.

Christopher W. Murphy, 35, Easton, Md.

Edward C. Murphy, 42, Clifton, N.J.

James F. Murphy, 30, Garden City, N.Y.

James Thomas Murphy, 35, Middletown, N.J.

Kevin James Murphy, 40, Northport, N.Y.

Patrick Sean Murphy, 36, Millburn, N.J.

Lt. Raymond E. Murphy, 46, New York, N.Y.

Charles Murphy, 38, New York, N.Y.

John Joseph Murray, 32, Hoboken, N.J.

John Joseph Murray, 52, Colts Neck, N.J.

Susan D. Murray, 54, Summit, N.J.

Valerie Victoria Murray, 65, New York, N.Y.

Richard Todd Myhre, 37, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Robert B. Nagel, 55, New York, N.Y.

Takuya Nakamura, 30, Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Alexander J.R. Napier, 38, Morris Township, N.J.

Frank Joseph Naples, 29, Cliffside Park, N.J.

John Napolitano, 33, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Catherine A. Nardella, 40, Bloomfield, N.J.

Mario Nardone, 32, New York, N.Y.

Manika Narula, 22, Kings Park, N.Y.

Narender Nath, 33, Colonia, N.J.

Karen S. Navarro, 30, New York, N.Y.

Joseph M. Navas, 44, Paramus, N.J.

Francis J. Nazario, 28, Jersey City, N.J.

Glenroy Neblett, 42, New York, N.Y.

Marcus R. Neblett, 31, Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

Jerome O. Nedd, 39, New York, N.Y.

Laurence Nedell, 51, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Luke G. Nee, 44, Stony Point, N.Y.

Pete Negron, 34, Bergenfield, N.J.

Ann Nicole Nelson, 30, New York, N.Y.

David William Nelson, 50, New York, N.Y.

James Nelson, 40, Clark, N.J.

Michele Ann Nelson, 27, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Peter Allen Nelson, 42, Huntington Station, N.Y.

Oscar Nesbitt, 58, New York, N.Y.

Gerard Terence Nevins, 46, Campbell Hall, N.Y.

Christopher Newton-Carter, 51, Middletown, N.J.

Kapinga Ngalula, 58, McKinney, Texas

Nancy Yuen Ngo, 36, Harrington Park, N.J.

Jody Tepedino Nichilo, 39, New York, N.Y.

Martin Niederer, 23, Hoboken, N.J.

Alfonse J. Niedermeyer, 40, Manasquan, N.J.

Frank John Niestadt, 55, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Gloria Nieves, 48, New York, N.Y.

Juan Nieves, 56, New York, N.Y.

Troy Edward Nilsen, 33, New York, N.Y.

Paul R. Nimbley, 42, Middletown, N.J.

John Ballantine Niven, 44, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Katherine (Katie) McGarry Noack, 30, Hoboken, N.J.

Curtis Terrence Noel, 22, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Daniel R. Nolan, 44, Hopatcong, N.J.

Robert Walter Noonan, 36, Norwalk, Conn.

Daniela R. Notaro, 25, New York, N.Y.

Brian Novotny, 33, Hoboken, N.J.

Soichi Numata, 45, Irvington, N.Y.

Brian Felix Nunez, 29, New York, N.Y.

Jose R. Nunez, 42, New York, N.Y.

Jeffrey Nussbaum, 37, Oceanside, N.Y.

James A. Oakley, 52, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

Dennis O’Berg, 28, Babylon, N.Y.

James P. O’Brien, 33, New York, N.Y.

Scott J. O’Brien, 40, New York, N.Y.

Timothy Michael O’Brien, 40, Brookville, N.Y.

Michael O’Brien, 42, Cedar Knolls, N.J.

Captain Daniel O’Callaghan, 42, Smithtown, N.Y.

Richard J. O’Connor, 49, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Dennis J. O’Connor, 34, New York, N.Y.

Diana J. O’Connor, 38, Eastchester, N.Y.

Keith K. O’Connor, 28, Hoboken, N.J.

Amy O’Doherty, 23, New York, N.Y.

Marni Pont O’Doherty, 31, Armonk, N.Y.

Douglas Oelschlager, 36, New York, N.Y.

Takashi Ogawa, 37, Tokyo, Japan

Albert Ogletree, 49, New York, N.Y.

Philip Paul Ognibene, 39, New York, N.Y.

James Andrew O’Grady, 32, Harrington Park, N.J.

Joseph J. Ogren, 30, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Thomas O’Hagan, 43, New York, N.Y.

Samuel Oitice, 45, Peekskill, N.Y.

Patrick O’Keefe, 44, Oakdale, N.Y.

Capt. William O’Keefe, 49, New York, N.Y.

Gerald Michael Olcott, 55, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Gerald O’Leary, 34, Stony Point, N.Y.

Christine Anne Olender, 39, New York, N.Y.

Elsy Carolina Osorio Oliva, 27, New York, N.Y.

Linda Mary Oliva, 44, New York, N.Y.

Edward K. Oliver, 31, Jackson, N.J.

Leah E. Oliver, 24, New York, N.Y.

Eric T. Olsen, 41, New York, N.Y.

Jeffrey James Olsen, 31, New York, N.Y.

Maureen L. Olson, 50, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Steven John Olson, 38, New York, N.Y.

Matthew Timothy O’Mahony, 39, New York, N.Y.

Toshihiro Onda, 39, New York, N.Y.

Seamus L. Oneal, 52, New York, N.Y.

John P. O’Neill, 49, New York, N.Y.

Sean Gordon Corbett O’Neill, 34, Rye, N.Y.

Peter J. O’Neill, 21, Amityville, N.Y.

Michael C. Opperman, 45, Selden, N.Y.

Christopher Orgielewicz, 35, Larchmont, N.Y.

Margaret Orloske, 50, Windsor, Conn.

Virginia A. Ormiston, 42, New York, N.Y.

Kevin O’Rourke, 44, Hewlett, N.Y.

Juan Romero Orozco, Acatlan de Osorio, Puebla, Mexico

Ronald Orsini, 59, Hillsdale, N.J.

Peter K. Ortale, 37, New York, N.Y.

Emilio (Peter) Ortiz, 38, New York, N.Y.

David Ortiz, 37, Nanuet, N.Y.

Paul Ortiz, 21, New York, N.Y.

Sonia Ortiz, 58, New York, N.Y.

Alexander Ortiz, 36, Ridgewood, N.Y.

Pablo Ortiz, 49, New York, N.Y.

Masaru Ose, 36, Fort Lee, N.J.

Robert W. O’Shea, 47, Wall, N.J.

Patrick J. O’Shea, 45, Farmingdale, N.Y.

James Robert Ostrowski, 37, Garden City, N.Y.

Timothy O’Sullivan, 68, Albrightsville, Pa.

Jason Douglas Oswald, 28, New York, N.Y.

Michael Otten, 42, East Islip, N.Y.

Isidro Ottenwalder, 35, New York, N.Y.

Michael Chung Ou, 53, New York, N.Y.

Todd Joseph Ouida, 25, River Edge, N.J.

Jesus Ovalles, 60, New York, N.Y.

Peter J. Owens, 42, Williston Park, N.Y.

Adianes Oyola, 23, New York, N.Y.

Angel M. Pabon, 54, New York, N.Y.

Israel Pabon, 31, New York, N.Y.

Roland Pacheco, 25, New York, N.Y.

Michael Benjamin Packer, 45, New York, N.Y.

Deepa K. Pakkala, 31, Stewartsville, N.J.

Jeffrey Matthew Palazzo, 33, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Anthony Palazzo, 44, Armonk, N.Y.

Richard (Rico) Palazzolo, 39, New York, N.Y.

Orio Joseph Palmer, 45, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Frank A. Palombo, 46, New York, N.Y.

Alan N. Palumbo, 42, New York, N.Y.

Christopher M. Panatier, 36, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Dominique Pandolfo, 27, Hoboken, N.J.

Paul Pansini, 34, New York, N.Y.

John M. Paolillo, 51, Glen Head, N.Y.

Edward J. Papa, 47, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Salvatore Papasso, 34, New York, N.Y.

James N. Pappageorge, 29, Yonkers, N.Y.

Vinod K. Parakat, 34, Sayreville, N.J.

Vijayashanker Paramsothy, 23, New York, N.Y.

Nitin Ramesh Parandkar, 28, Waltham, Mass.

Hardai (Casey) Parbhu, 42, New York, N.Y.

James Wendell Parham, 32, New York, N.Y.

Debra (Debbie) Paris, 48, New York, N.Y.

George Paris, 33, New York, N.Y.

Gye-Hyong Park, 28, New York, N.Y.

Philip L. Parker, 53, Skillman, N.J.

Michael A. Parkes, 27, New York, N.Y.

Robert Emmett Parks, 47, Middletown, N.J.

Hasmukhrai Chuckulal Parmar, 48, Warren, N.J.

Robert Parro, 35, Levittown, N.Y.

Diane Marie Moore Parsons, 58, Malta, N.Y.

Leobardo Lopez Pascual, 41, New York, N.Y.

Michael J. Pascuma, 50, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Jerrold H. Paskins, 56, Anaheim Hills, Calif.

Horace Robert Passananti, 55, New York, N.Y.

Suzanne H. Passaro, 38, East Brunswick, N.J.

Victor Antonio Martinez Pastrana, 38, Tlachichuca, Puebla, Mexico

Manish K. Patel, 29, Edison, N.J.

Avnish Ramanbhai Patel, 28, New York, N.Y.

Dipti Patel, 38, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Steven B. Paterson, 40, Ridgewood, N.J.

James Matthew Patrick, 30, Norwalk, Conn.

Manuel Patrocino, 34, New York, N.Y.

Bernard E. Patterson, 46, Upper Brookville, N.Y.

Cira Marie Patti, 40, New York, N.Y.

Robert Edward Pattison, 40, New York, N.Y.

James R. Paul, 58, New York, N.Y.

Sharon Cristina Millan Paz, 31, New York, N.Y.

Patrice Paz, 52, New York, N.Y.

Victor Paz-Gutierrez, 43, New York, N.Y.

Stacey L. Peak, 36, New York, N.Y.

Richard Allen Pearlman, 18, New York, N.Y.

Durrell Pearsall, 34, Hempstead, N.Y.

Thomas E. Pedicini, 30, Hicksville, N.Y.

Todd D. Pelino, 34, Fair Haven, N.J.

Michel Adrian Pelletier, 36, Greenwich, Conn.

Anthony Peluso, 46, New York, N.Y.

Angel Ramon Pena, 45, River Vale, N.J.

Richard Al Penny, 53, New York, N.Y.

Salvatore F. Pepe, 45, New York, N.Y.

Carl Allen Peralta, 37, New York, N.Y.

Robert David Peraza, 30, New York, N.Y.

Jon A. Perconti, 32, Brick, N.J.

Alejo Perez, 66, Union City, N.J.

Angel Perez, 43, Jersey City, N.J.

Angela Susan Perez, 35, New York, N.Y.

Ivan Perez, 37, New York, N.Y.

Nancy E. Perez, 36, Secaucus, N.J.

Anthony Perez, 33, Locust Valley, N.Y.

Joseph John Perroncino, 33, Smithtown, N.Y.

Edward J. Perrotta, 43, Mount Sinai, N.Y.

Lt. Glenn C. Perry, 41, Monroe, N.Y.

Emelda Perry, 52, Elmont, N.Y.

John William Perry, 38, New York, N.Y.

Franklin Allan Pershep, 59, New York, N.Y.

Daniel Pesce, 34, New York, N.Y.

Michael J. Pescherine, 32, New York, N.Y.

Davin Peterson, 25, New York, N.Y.

William Russel Peterson, 46, New York, N.Y.

Mark Petrocelli, 28, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Philip S. Petti, 43, New York, N.Y.

Glen Kerrin Pettit, 30, Oakdale, N.Y.

Dominick Pezzulo, 36, New York, N.Y.

Kaleen E. Pezzuti, 28, Fair Haven, N.J.

Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, 42, New York, N.Y.

Tu-Anh Pham, 42, Princeton, N.J.

Lt. Kenneth John Phelan, 41, New York, N.Y.

Michael V. San Phillip, 55, Ridgewood, N.J.

Eugenia Piantieri, 55, New York, N.Y.

Ludwig John Picarro, 44, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Matthew Picerno, 44, Holmdel, N.J.

Joseph O. Pick, 40, Hoboken, N.J.

Christopher Pickford, 32, New York, N.Y.

Dennis J. Pierce, 54, New York, N.Y.

Joseph A. Della Pietra, 24, New York, N.Y.

Bernard T. Pietronico, 39, Matawan, N.J.

Nicholas P. Pietrunti, 38, Belford, N.J.

Theodoros Pigis, 60, New York, N.Y.

Susan Elizabeth Ancona Pinto, 44, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Piskadlo, 48, North Arlington, N.J.

Christopher Todd Pitman, 30, New York, N.Y.

Josh Michael Piver, 23, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Plumitallo, 45, Manalapan, N.J.

John M. Pocher, 36, Middletown, N.J.

William Howard Pohlmann, 56, Ardsley, N.Y.

Laurence M. Polatsch, 32, New York, N.Y.

Thomas H. Polhemus, 39, Morris Plains, N.J.

Steve Pollicino, 48, Plainview, N.Y.

Susan M. Pollio, 45, Long Beach Township, N.J.

Joshua Poptean, 37, New York, N.Y.

Giovanna Porras, 24, New York, N.Y.

Anthony Portillo, 48, New York, N.Y.

James Edward Potorti, 52, Princeton, N.J.

Daphne Pouletsos, 47, Westwood, N.J.

Richard Poulos, 55, Levittown, N.Y.

Stephen E. Poulos, 45, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Brandon Jerome Powell, 26, New York, N.Y.

Shawn Edward Powell, 32, New York, N.Y.

Tony Pratt, 43, New York, N.Y.

Gregory M. Preziose, 34, Holmdel, N.J.

Wanda Ivelisse Prince, 30, New York, N.Y.

Vincent Princiotta, 39, Orangeburg, N.Y.

Kevin Prior, 28, Bellmore, N.Y.

Everett Martin (Marty) Proctor, 44, New York, N.Y.

Carrie B. Progen, 25, New York, N.Y.

David Lee Pruim, 53, Upper Montclair, N.J.

Richard Prunty, 57, Sayville, N.Y.

John F. Puckett, 47, Glen Cove, N.Y.

Robert D. Pugliese, 47, East Fishkill, N.Y.

Edward F. Pullis, 34, Hazlet, N.J.

Patricia Ann Puma, 33, New York, N.Y.

Hemanth Kumar Puttur, 26, White Plains, N.Y.

Edward R. Pykon, 33, Princeton, N.J.

Christopher Quackenbush, 44, Manhasset, N.Y.

Lars Peter Qualben, 49, New York, N.Y.

Lincoln Quappe, 38, Sayville, N.Y.

Beth Ann Quigley, 25, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Michael Quilty, 42, New York, N.Y.

Ricardo Quinn, 40, New York, N.Y.

James Francis Quinn, 23, New York, N.Y.

Carol Rabalais, 38, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Peter A. Racaniello, 30, New York, N.Y.

Leonard Ragaglia, 36, New York, N.Y.

Eugene J. Raggio, 55, New York, N.Y.

Laura Marie Ragonese-Snik, 41, Bangor, Pa.

Michael Ragusa, 29, New York, N.Y.

Peter F. Raimondi, 46, New York, N.Y.

Harry A. Raines, 37, New York, N.Y.

Ehtesham U. Raja, 28, Clifton, N.J.

Valsa Raju, 39, Yonkers, N.Y.

Edward Rall, 44, Holbrook, N.Y.

Lukas (Luke) Rambousek, 27, New York, N.Y.

Julio Fernandez Ramirez, 51, New York, N.Y.

Maria Isabel Ramirez, 25, New York, N.Y.

Harry Ramos, 41, Newark, N.J.

Vishnoo Ramsaroop, 44, New York, N.Y.

Lorenzo Ramzey, 48, East Northport, N.Y.

  1. Todd Rancke, 42, Summit, N.J.

Adam David Rand, 30, Bellmore, N.Y.

Jonathan C. Randall, 42, New York, N.Y.

Srinivasa Shreyas Ranganath, 26, Hackensack, N.J.

Anne Rose T. Ransom, 45, Edgewater, N.J.

Faina Rapoport, 45, New York, N.Y.

Robert Arthur Rasmussen, 42, Hinsdale, Ill.

Amenia Rasool, 33, New York, N.Y.

Roger Mark Rasweiler, 53, Flemington, N.J.

David Alan James Rathkey, 47, Mountain Lakes, N.J.

William Ralph Raub, 38, Saddle River, N.J.

Gerard Rauzi, 42, New York, N.Y.

Alexey Razuvaev, 40, New York, N.Y.

Gregory Reda, 33, New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Sarah Prothero Redheffer, 35, London, England

Michele Reed, 26, Ringoes, N.J.

Judith A. Reese, 56, Kearny, N.J.

Donald J. Regan, 47, Wallkill, N.Y.

Lt. Robert M. Regan, 48, Floral Park, N.Y.

Thomas M. Regan, 43, Cranford, N.J.

Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, 28, New York, N.Y.

Howard Reich, 59, New York, N.Y.

Gregg Reidy, 26, Holmdel, N.J.

Kevin O. Reilly, 28, New York, N.Y.

James Brian Reilly, 25, New York, N.Y.

Timothy E. Reilly, 40, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Reina, 32, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Barnes Reinig, 48, Bernardsville, N.J.

Frank B. Reisman, 41, Princeton, N.J.

Joshua Scott Reiss, 23, New York, N.Y.

Karen Renda, 52, New York, N.Y.

John Armand Reo, 28, Larchmont, N.Y.

Richard Rescorla, 62, Morristown, N.J.

John Thomas Resta, 40, New York, N.Y.

Sylvia San Pio Resta, 26, New York, N.Y.

Eduvigis (Eddie) Reyes, 37, New York, N.Y.

Bruce A. Reynolds, 41, Columbia, N.J.

John Frederick Rhodes, 57, Howell, N.J.

Francis S. Riccardelli, 40, Westwood, N.J.

Rudolph N. Riccio, 50, New York, N.Y.

AnnMarie (Davi) Riccoboni, 58, New York, N.Y.

Eileen Mary Rice, 57, New York, N.Y.

David Rice, 31, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth F. Rice, 34, Hicksville, N.Y.

Lt. Vernon Allan Richard, 53, Nanuet, N.Y.

Claude D. Richards, 46, New York, N.Y.

Gregory Richards, 30, New York, N.Y.

Michael Richards, 38, New York, N.Y.

Venesha O. Richards, 26, North Brunswick, N.J.

James C. Riches, 29, New York, N.Y.

Alan Jay Richman, 44, New York, N.Y.

John M. Rigo, 48, New York, N.Y.

Theresa (Ginger) Risco, 48, New York, N.Y.

Rose Mary Riso, 55, New York, N.Y.

Moises N. Rivas, 29, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Rivelli, 43, New York, N.Y.

Isaias Rivera, 51, Perth Amboy, N.J.

Linda Rivera, 26, New York, N.Y.

Juan William Rivera, 27, New York, N.Y.

Carmen A. Rivera, 33, Westtown, N.Y.

David E. Rivers, 40, New York, N.Y.

Joseph R. Riverso, 34, White Plains, N.Y.

Paul Rizza, 34, Park Ridge, N.J.

John Frank Rizzo, 50, New York, N.Y.

Stephen Louis Roach, 36, Verona, N.J.

Joseph Roberto, 37, Midland Park, N.J.

Leo A. Roberts, 44, Wayne, N.J.

Michael Roberts, 30, New York, N.Y.

Michael Edward Roberts, 31, New York, N.Y.

Donald Walter Robertson, 35, Rumson, N.J.

Catherina Robinson, 45, New York, N.Y.

Jeffrey Robinson, 38, Monmouth Junction, N.J.

Michell Lee Robotham, 32, Kearny, N.J.

Donald Robson, 52, Manhasset, N.Y.

Antonio Augusto Tome Rocha, 34, East Hanover, N.J.

Raymond J. Rocha, 29, Malden, Mass.

Laura Rockefeller, 41, New York, N.Y.

John M. Rodak, 39, Mantua, N.J.

Antonio Jose Carrusca Rodrigues, 35, Port Washington, N.Y.

Anthony Rodriguez, 36, New York, N.Y.

Carmen Milagros Rodriguez, 46, Freehold, N.J.

Marsha A. Rodriguez, 41, West Paterson, N.J.

Richard Rodriguez, 31, Cliffwood, N.J.

Gregory E. Rodriguez, 31, White Plains, N.Y.

David B. Rodriguez-Vargas, 44, New York, N.Y.

Matthew Rogan, 37, West Islip, N.Y.

Karlie Barbara Rogers, 25, London, England

Scott Rohner, 22, Hoboken, N.J.

Keith Roma, 27, New York, N.Y.

Joseph M. Romagnolo, 37, Coram, N.Y.

Elvin Santiago Romero, 34, Matawan, N.J.

Efrain Franco Romero, 57, Hazleton, Pa.

James A. Romito, 51, Westwood, N.J.

Sean Rooney, 50, Stamford, Conn.

Eric Thomas Ropiteau, 24, New York, N.Y.

Aida Rosario, 42, Jersey City, N.J.

Angela Rosario, 27, New York, N.Y.

Fitzroy St. Rose, 40, New York, N.Y.

Mark H. Rosen, 45, West Islip, N.Y.

Linda Rosenbaum, 41, Little Falls, N.J.

Brooke David Rosenbaum, 31, Franklin Square, N.Y.

Sheryl Lynn Rosenbaum, 33, Warren, N.J.

Lloyd D. Rosenberg, 31, Morganville, N.J.

Mark Louis Rosenberg, 26, Teaneck, N.J.

Andrew I. Rosenblum, 45, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Joshua M. Rosenblum, 28, Hoboken, N.J.

Joshua A. Rosenthal, 44, New York, N.Y.

Richard David Rosenthal, 50, Fair Lawn, N.J.

Daniel Rossetti, 32, Bloomfield, N.J.

Norman Rossinow, 39, Cedar Grove, N.J.

Nicholas P. Rossomando, 35, New York, N.Y.

Michael Craig Rothberg, 39, Greenwich, Conn.

Donna Marie Rothenberg, 53, New York, N.Y.

Nick Rowe, 29, Hoboken, N.J.

Timothy A. Roy, 36, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Paul G. Ruback, 50, Newburgh, N.Y.

Ronald J. Ruben, 36, Hoboken, N.J.

Joanne Rubino, 45, New York, N.Y.

David Michael Ruddle, 31, New York, N.Y.

Bart Joseph Ruggiere, 32, New York, N.Y.

Susan Ann Ruggiero, 30, Plainview, N.Y.

Adam K. Ruhalter, 40, Plainview, N.Y.

Gilbert Ruiz, 57, New York, N.Y.

Stephen P. Russell, 40, Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

Steven Harris Russin, 32, Mendham, N.J.

Lt. Michael Thomas Russo, 44, Nesconset, N.Y.

Wayne Alan Russo, 37, Union, N.J.

John J. Ryan, 45, West Windsor, N.J.

Edward Ryan, 42, Scarsdale, N.Y.

Jonathan Stephan Ryan, 32, Bayville, N.Y.

Matthew Lancelot Ryan, 54, Seaford, N.Y.

Kristin A. Irvine Ryan, 30, New York, N.Y.

Tatiana Ryjova, 36, South Salem, N.Y.

Christina Sunga Ryook, 25, New York, N.Y.

Thierry Saada, 27, New York, N.Y.

Jason E. Sabbag, 26, New York, N.Y.

Thomas E. Sabella, 44, New York, N.Y.

Scott Saber, 36, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Sacerdote, 48, Freehold, N.J.

Mohammad Ali Sadeque, 62, New York, N.Y.

Francis J. Sadocha, 41, Huntington, N.Y.

Jude Elias Safi, 24, New York, N.Y.

Brock Joel Safronoff, 26, New York, N.Y.

Edward Saiya, 49, New York, N.Y.

John Patrick Salamone, 37, North Caldwell, N.J.

Hernando R. Salas, 71, New York, N.Y.

Juan Salas, 35, New York, N.Y.

Esmerlin Salcedo, 36, New York, N.Y.

John Salvatore Salerno, 31, Westfield, N.J.

Richard L. Salinardi, 32, Hoboken, N.J.

Wayne John Saloman, 43, Seaford, N.Y.

Nolbert Salomon, 33, New York, N.Y.

Catherine Patricia Salter, 37, New York, N.Y.

Frank Salvaterra, 41, Manhasset, N.Y.

Paul R. Salvio, 27, New York, N.Y.

Samuel R. Salvo, 59, Yonkers, N.Y.

Carlos Samaniego, 29, New York, N.Y.

Rena Sam-Dinnoo, 28, New York, N.Y.

James Kenneth Samuel, 29, Hoboken, N.J.

Hugo Sanay-Perafiel, 41, New York, N.Y.

Alva Jeffries Sanchez, 41, Hempstead, N.Y.

Jacquelyn P. Sanchez, 23, New York, N.Y.

Erick Sanchez, 43, New York, N.Y.

Eric Sand, 36, Westchester, N.Y.

Stacey Leigh Sanders, 25, New York, N.Y.

Herman Sandler, 57, New York, N.Y.

James Sands, 39, Bricktown, N.J.

Ayleen J. Santiago, 40, New York, N.Y.

Kirsten Santiago, 26, New York, N.Y.

Maria Theresa Santillan, 27, Morris Plains, N.J.

Susan G. Santo, 24, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Santora, 23, New York, N.Y.

John Santore, 49, New York, N.Y.

Mario L. Santoro, 28, New York, N.Y.

Rafael Humberto Santos, 42, New York, N.Y.

Rufino Conrado F. (Roy) Santos, 37, New York, N.Y.

Kalyan K. Sarkar, 53, Westwood, N.J.

Chapelle Sarker, 37, New York, N.Y.

Paul F. Sarle, 38, Babylon, N.Y.

Deepika Kumar Sattaluri, 33, Edison, N.J.

Gregory Thomas Saucedo, 31, New York, N.Y.

Susan Sauer, 48, Chicago, Ill.

Anthony Savas, 72, New York, N.Y.

Vladimir Savinkin, 21, New York, N.Y.

John Sbarbaro, 45, New York, N.Y.

Robert L. Scandole, 36, Pelham Manor, N.Y.

Michelle Scarpitta, 26, New York, N.Y.

Dennis Scauso, 46, Dix Hills, N.Y.

John A. Schardt, 34, New York, N.Y.

John G. Scharf, 29, Manorville, N.Y.

Fred Claude Scheffold, 57, Piermont, N.Y.

Angela Susan Scheinberg, 46, New York, N.Y.

Scott M. Schertzer, 28, Edison, N.J.

Sean Schielke, 27, New York, N.Y.

Steven Francis Schlag, 41, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Jon S. Schlissel, 51, Jersey City, N.J.

Karen Helene Schmidt, 42, Bellmore, N.Y.

Ian Schneider, 45, Short Hills, N.J.

Thomas G. Schoales, 27, Stony Point, N.Y.

Marisa Di Nardo Schorpp, 38, White Plains, N.Y.

Frank G. Schott, 39, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Gerard P. Schrang, 45, Holbrook, N.Y.

Jeffrey Schreier, 48, New York, N.Y.

John T. Schroeder, 31, Hoboken, N.J.

Susan Lee Kennedy Schuler, 55, Allentown, N.J.

Edward W. Schunk, 54, Baldwin, N.Y.

Mark E. Schurmeier, 44, McLean, Va.

Clarin Shellie Schwartz, 51, New York, N.Y.

John Schwartz, 49, Goshen, Conn.

Mark Schwartz, 50, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Adriane Victoria Scibetta, 31, New York, N.Y.

Raphael Scorca, 61, Beachwood, N.J.

Randolph Scott, 48, Stamford, Conn.

Christopher J. Scudder, 34, Monsey, N.Y.

Arthur Warren Scullin, 57, New York, N.Y.

Michael Seaman, 41, Manhasset, N.Y.

Margaret Seeliger, 34, New York, N.Y.

Carlos Segarra, 54, New York, N.Y.

Anthony Segarra, 52, New York, N.Y.

Jason Sekzer, 31, New York, N.Y.

Matthew Carmen Sellitto, 23, Morristown, N.J.

Howard Selwyn, 47, Hewlett, N.Y.

Larry John Senko, 34, Yardley, Pa.

Arturo Angelo Sereno, 29, New York, N.Y.

Frankie Serrano, 23, Elizabeth, N.J.

Alena Sesinova, 57, New York, N.Y.

Adele Sessa, 36, New York, N.Y.

Sita Nermalla Sewnarine, 37, New York, N.Y.

Karen Lynn Seymour-Dietrich, 40, Millington, N.J.

Davis (Deeg) Sezna, 22, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Joseph Sgroi, 45, New York, N.Y.

Jayesh Shah, 38, Edgewater, N.J.

Khalid M. Shahid, 25, Union, N.J.

Mohammed Shajahan, 41, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Gary Shamay, 23, New York, N.Y.

Earl Richard Shanahan, 50, New York, N.Y.

Shiv Shankar, New York, N.Y.

Neil G. Shastri, 25, New York, N.Y.

Kathryn Anne Shatzoff, 37, New York, N.Y.

Barbara A. Shaw, 57, Morris Township, N.J.

Jeffrey J. Shaw, 42, Levittown, N.Y.

Robert J. Shay, 27, New York, N.Y.

Daniel James Shea, 37, Pelham Manor, N.Y.

Joseph Patrick Shea, 47, Pelham, N.Y.

Linda Sheehan, 40, New York, N.Y.

Hagay Shefi, 34, Tenafly, N.J.

John Anthony Sherry, 34, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Atsushi Shiratori, 36, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Shubert, 43, New York, N.Y.

Mark Shulman, 47, Old Bridge, N.J.

See-Wong Shum, 44, Westfield, N.J.

Allan Shwartzstein, 37, Chappaqua, N.Y.

Johanna Sigmund, 25, Wyndmoor, Pa.

Dianne T. Signer, 32, New York, N.Y.

Gregory Sikorsky, 34, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Stephen Gerard Siller, 34, West Brighton, N.Y.

David Silver, 35, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Craig A. Silverstein, 41, Wyckoff, N.J.

Nasima H. Simjee, 38, New York, N.Y.

Bruce Edward Simmons, 41, Ridgewood, N.J.

Arthur Simon, 57, Thiells, N.Y.

Kenneth Alan Simon, 34, Secaucus, N.J.

Michael John Simon, 40, Harrington Park, N.J.

Paul Joseph Simon, 54, New York, N.Y.

Marianne Simone, 62, New York, N.Y.

Barry Simowitz, 64, New York, N.Y.

Jeff Simpson, 38, Lake Ridge, Va.

Roshan R. (Sean) Singh, 21, New York, N.Y.

Khamladai K. (Khami) Singh, 25, New York, N.Y.

Thomas E. Sinton, 44, Croton-on-hudson, N.Y.

Peter A. Siracuse, 29, New York, N.Y.

Muriel F. Siskopoulos, 60, New York, N.Y.

Joseph M. Sisolak, 35, New York, N.Y.

John P. Skala, 31, Clifton, N.J.

Francis J. Skidmore, 58, Mendham, N.J.

Toyena Corliss Skinner, 27, Kingston, N.J.

Paul A. Skrzypek, 37, New York, N.Y.

Christopher Paul Slattery, 31, New York, N.Y.

Vincent R. Slavin, 41, Belle Harbor, N.Y.

Robert Sliwak, 42, Wantagh, N.Y.

Paul K. Sloan, 26, New York, N.Y.

Stanley S. Smagala, 36, Holbrook, N.Y.

Wendy L. Small, 26, New York, N.Y.

Catherine T. Smith, 44, West Haverstraw, N.Y.

Daniel Laurence Smith, 47, Northport, N.Y.

George Eric Smith, 38, West Chester, Pa.

James G. Smith, 43, Garden City, N.Y.

Joyce Smith, 55, New York, N.Y.

Karl Trumbull Smith, 44, Little Silver, N.J.

Kevin Smith, 47, Mastic, N.Y.

Leon Smith, 48, New York, N.Y.

Moira Smith, 38, New York, N.Y.

Rosemary A. Smith, 61, New York, N.Y.

Sandra Fajardo Smith, 37, New York, N.Y.

Jeffrey Randall Smith, 36, New York, N.Y.

Bonnie S. Smithwick, 54, Quogue, N.Y.

Rochelle Monique Snell, 24, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Leonard J. Snyder, 35, Cranford, N.J.

Astrid Elizabeth Sohan, 32, Freehold, N.J.

Sushil Solanki, 35, New York, N.Y.

Ruben Solares, 51, New York, N.Y.

Naomi Leah Solomon, 52, New York, N.Y.

Daniel W. Song, 34, New York, N.Y.

Michael C. Sorresse, 34, Morris Plains, N.J.

Fabian Soto, 31, Harrison, N.J.

Timothy P. Soulas, 35, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Gregory T. Spagnoletti, 32, New York, N.Y.

Donald F. Spampinato, 39, Manhasset, N.Y.

Thomas Sparacio, 35, New York, N.Y.

John Anthony Spataro, 32, Mineola, N.Y.

Robert W. Spear, 30, Valley Cottage, N.Y.

Maynard S. Spence, 42, Douglasville, Ga.

George E. Spencer, 50, West Norwalk, Conn.

Robert Andrew Spencer, 35, Red Bank, N.J.

Mary Rubina Sperando, 39, New York, N.Y.

Frank J. Spinelli, 44, Short Hills, N.J.

William E. Spitz, 49, Oceanside, N.Y.

Joseph P. Spor, 35, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Klaus Johannes Sprockamp, 42, Muhltal, Germany

Saranya Srinuan, 23, New York, N.Y.

Michael F. Stabile, 50, New York, N.Y.

Lawrence T. Stack, 58, Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Capt. Timothy Stackpole, 42, New York, N.Y.

Richard James Stadelberger, 55, Middletown, N.J.

Eric A. Stahlman, 43, Holmdel Township, N.J.

Gregory M. Stajk, 46, Long Beach, N.Y.

Corina Stan, 31, Middle Village, N.Y.

Alexandru Liviu Stan, 34, New York, N.Y.

Mary D. Stanley, 53, New York, N.Y.

Joyce Stanton

Patricia Stanton

Anthony M. Starita, 35, Westfield, N.J.

Jeffrey Stark, 30, New York, N.Y.

Derek James Statkevicus, 30, Norwalk, Conn.

Craig William Staub, 30, Basking Ridge, N.J.

William V. Steckman, 56, West Hempstead, N.Y.

Eric Thomas Steen, 32, New York, N.Y.

William R. Steiner, 56, New Hope, Pa.

Alexander Robbins Steinman, 32, Hoboken, N.J.

Andrew Stergiopoulos, 23, New York, N.Y.

Andrew Stern, 41, Bellmore, N.Y.

Martha Jane Stevens, 55, New York, N.Y.

Richard H. Stewart, 35, New York, N.Y.

Michael James Stewart, 42, New York, N.Y.

Sanford M. Stoller, 54, New York, N.Y.

Lonny J. Stone, 43, Bellmore, N.Y.

Jimmy Nevill Storey, 58, Katy, Texas

Timothy Stout, 42, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Thomas S. Strada, 41, Chatham, N.J.

James J. Straine, 36, Oceanport, N.J.

Edward W. Straub, 48, Morris Township, N.J.

George Strauch, 53, Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.

Edward T. Strauss, 44, Edison, N.J.

Steven R. Strauss, 51, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.

Steven F. Strobert, 33, Ridgewood, N.J.

Walwyn W. Stuart, 28, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Benjamin Suarez, 36, New York, N.Y.

David S. Suarez, 24, Princeton, N.J.

Ramon Suarez, 45, New York, N.Y.

Yoichi Sugiyama, 34, Fort Lee, N.J.

William Christopher Sugra, 30, New York, N.Y.

Daniel Suhr, 37, Nesconset, N.Y.

David Marc Sullins, 30, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Christopher P. Sullivan, 38, Massapequa, N.Y.

Patrick Sullivan, 32, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Sullivan, 38, Kearney, N.J.

Hilario Soriano (Larry) Sumaya, 42, New York, N.Y.

James Joseph Suozzo, 47, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Colleen Supinski, 27, New York, N.Y.

Robert Sutcliffe, 39, Huntington, N.Y.

Selina Sutter, 63, New York, N.Y.

Claudia Suzette Sutton, 34, New York, N.Y.

John F. Swaine, 36, Larchmont, N.Y.

Kristine M. Swearson, 34, New York, N.Y.

Brian Edward Sweeney, 29, Merrick, N.Y.

Kenneth J. Swensen, 40, Chatham, N.J.

Thomas F. Swift, 30, Jersey City, N.J.

Derek O. Sword, 29, New York, N.Y.

Kevin T. Szocik, 27, Garden City, N.Y.

Gina Sztejnberg, 52, Ridgewood, N.J.

Norbert P. Szurkowski, 31, New York, N.Y.

Harry Taback, 56, New York, N.Y.

Joann Tabeek, 41, New York, N.Y.

Norma C. Taddei, 64, New York, N.Y.

Michael Taddonio, 39, Huntington, N.Y.

Keiji Takahashi, 42, Tenafly, N.J.

Keiichiro Takahashi, 53, Port Washington, N.Y.

Phyllis Gail Talbot, 53, New York, N.Y.

Robert R. Talhami, 40, Shrewsbury, N.J.

Sean Patrick Tallon, 26, Yonkers, N.Y.

Paul Talty, 40, Wantagh, N.Y.

Maurita Tam, 22, New York, N.Y.

Rachel Tamares, 30, New York, N.Y.

Hector Tamayo, 51, New York, N.Y.

Michael Andrew Tamuccio, 37, Pelham Manor, N.Y.

Kenichiro Tanaka, 52, Rye Brook, N.Y.

Rhondelle Cherie Tankard, 31, Devonshire, Bermuda

Michael Anthony Tanner, 44, Secaucus, N.J.

Dennis Gerard Taormina, 36, Montville, N.J.

Kenneth Joseph Tarantino, 39, Bayonne, N.J.

Allan Tarasiewicz, 45, New York, N.Y.

Ronald Tartaro, 39, Bridgewater, N.J.

Darryl Taylor, 52, New York, N.Y.

Donnie Brooks Taylor, 40, New York, N.Y.

Lorisa Ceylon Taylor, 31, New York, N.Y.

Michael M. Taylor, 42, New York, N.Y.

Paul A. Tegtmeier, 41, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Yeshavant Moreshwar Tembe, 59, Piscataway, N.J.

Anthony Tempesta, 38, Elizabeth, N.J.

Dorothy Temple, 52, New York, N.Y.

Stanley L. Temple, 77, New York, N.Y.

David Tengelin, 25, New York, N.Y.

Brian J. Terrenzi, 29, Hicksville, N.Y.

Lisa Marie Terry, 42, Rochester, Mich.

Goumatie T. Thackurdeen, 35, New York, N.Y.

Harshad Sham Thatte, 30, Norcross, Ga.

Thomas F. Theurkauf, 44, Stamford, Conn.

Lesley Anne Thomas, 40, Hoboken, N.J.

Brian T. Thompson, 49, Dix Hills, N.Y.

Clive Thompson, 43, Summit, N.J.

Glenn Thompson, 44, New York, N.Y.

Perry Anthony Thompson, 36, Mount Laurel, N.J.

Vanavah Alexi Thompson, 26, New York, N.Y.

Capt. William Harry Thompson, 51, New York, N.Y.

Nigel Bruce Thompson, 33, New York, N.Y.

Eric Raymond Thorpe, 35, New York, N.Y.

Nichola A. Thorpe, 22, New York, N.Y.

Sal Tieri, 40, Shrewsbury, N.J.

John Patrick Tierney, 27, New York, N.Y.

Mary Ellen Tiesi, 38, Jersey City, N.J.

William R. Tieste, 54, Basking Ridge, N.J.

Kenneth F. Tietjen, 31, Matawan, N.J.

Stephen Edward Tighe, 41, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Scott C. Timmes, 28, Ridgewood, N.Y.

Michael E. Tinley, 56, Dallas, Texas

Jennifer M. Tino, 29, Livingston, N.J.

Robert Frank Tipaldi, 25, New York, N.Y.

John J. Tipping, 33, Port Jefferson, N.Y.

David Tirado, 26, New York, N.Y.

Hector Luis Tirado, 30, New York, N.Y.

Michelle Titolo, 34, Copiague, N.Y.

John J. Tobin, 47, Kenilworth, N.J.

Richard J. Todisco, 61, Wyckoff, N.J.

Vladimir Tomasevic, 36, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Stephen K. Tompsett, 39, Garden City, N.Y.

Thomas Tong, 31, New York, N.Y.

Azucena de la Torre, 50, New York, N.Y.

Doris Torres, 32, New York, N.Y.

Luis Eduardo Torres, 31, New York, N.Y.

Amy E. Toyen, 24, Newton, Mass.

Christopher M. Traina, 25, Bricktown, N.J.

Daniel Patrick Trant, 40, Northport, N.Y.

Abdoul Karim Traore, 41, New York, N.Y.

Glenn J. Travers, 53, Tenafly, N.J.

Walter (Wally) P. Travers, 44, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Felicia Traylor-Bass, 38, New York, N.Y.

Lisa L. Trerotola, 38, Hazlet, N.J.

Karamo Trerra, 40, New York, N.Y.

Michael Trinidad, 33, New York, N.Y.

Francis Joseph Trombino, 68, Clifton, N.J.

Gregory J. Trost, 26, New York, N.Y.

William Tselepis, 33, New Providence, N.J.

Zhanetta Tsoy, 32, Jersey City, N.J.

Michael Patrick Tucker, 40, Rumson, N.J.

Lance Richard Tumulty, 32, Bridgewater, N.J.

Ching Ping Tung, 44, New York, N.Y.

Simon James Turner, 39, London, England

Donald Joseph Tuzio, 51, Goshen, N.Y.

Robert T. Twomey, 48, New York, N.Y.

Jennifer Tzemis, 26, New York, N.Y.

John G. Ueltzhoeffer, 36, Roselle Park, N.J.

Tyler V. Ugolyn, 23, New York, N.Y.

Michael A. Uliano, 42, Aberdeen, N.J.

Jonathan J. Uman, 33, Westport, Conn.

Anil Shivhari Umarkar, 34, Hackensack, N.J.

Allen V. Upton, 44, New York, N.Y.

Diane Maria Urban, 50, Malverne, N.Y.

John Damien Vaccacio, 30, New York, N.Y.

Bradley H. Vadas, 37, Westport, Conn.

William Valcarcel, 54, New York, N.Y.

Mayra Valdes-Rodriguez, 39, New York, N.Y.

Felix Antonio Vale, 29, New York, N.Y.

Ivan Vale, 27, New York, N.Y.

Santos Valentin, 39, New York, N.Y.

Benito Valentin, 33, New York, N.Y.

Manuel Del Valle, 32, New York, N.Y.

Carlton Francis Valvo, 38, New York, N.Y.

Edward Raymond Vanacore, 29, Jersey City, N.J.

Jon C. Vandevander, 44, Ridgewood, N.J.

Frederick T. Varacchi, 35, Greenwich, Conn.

Gopalakrishnan Varadhan, 32, New York, N.Y.

David Vargas, 46, New York, N.Y.

Scott C. Vasel, 32, Park Ridge, N.J.

Santos Vasquez, 55, New York, N.Y.

Azael Ismael Vasquez, 21, New York, N.Y.

Arcangel Vazquez, 47, New York, N.Y.

Peter Anthony Vega, 36, New York, N.Y.

Sankara S. Velamuri, 63, Avenel, N.J.

Jorge Velazquez, 47, Passaic, N.J.

Lawrence Veling, 44, New York, N.Y.

Anthony M. Ventura, 41, Middletown, N.J.

David Vera, 41, New York, N.Y.

Loretta A, Vero, 51, Nanuet, N.Y.

Christopher Vialonga, 30, Demarest, N.J.

Matthew Gilbert Vianna, 23, Manhasset, N.Y.

Robert A. Vicario, 40, Weehawken, N.J.

Celeste Torres Victoria, 41, New York, N.Y.

Joanna Vidal, 26, Yonkers, N.Y.

John T. Vigiano, 36, West Islip, N.Y.

Joseph Vincent Vigiano, 34, Medford, N.Y.

Frank J. Vignola, 44, Merrick, N.Y.

Joseph B. Vilardo, 44, Stanhope, N.J.

Sergio Villanueva, 33, New York, N.Y.

Chantal Vincelli, 38, New York, N.Y.

Melissa Vincent, 28, Hoboken, N.J.

Francine A. Virgilio, 48, New York, N.Y.

Lawrence Virgilio, 38

Joseph G. Visciano, 22, New York, N.Y.

Joshua S. Vitale, 28, Great Neck, N.Y.

Maria Percoco Vola, 37, New York, N.Y.

Lynette D. Vosges, 48, New York, N.Y.

Garo H. Voskerijian, 43, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Alfred Vukosa, 37, New York, N.Y.

Gregory Wachtler, 25, Ramsey, N.J.

Gabriela Waisman, 33, New York, N.Y.

Wendy Alice Rosario Wakeford, 40, Freehold, N.J.

Courtney Wainsworth Walcott, 37, New York, N.Y.

Victor Wald, 49, New York, N.Y.

Benjamin Walker, 41, Suffern, N.Y.

Glen J. Wall, 38, Rumson, N.J.

Mitchel Scott Wallace, 34, Mineola, N.Y.

Lt. Robert F. Wallace, 43, New York, N.Y.

Roy Michael Wallace, 42, Wyckoff, N.J.

Peter G. Wallace, 66, Lincoln Park, N.J.

Jean Marie Wallendorf, 23, New York, N.Y.

Matthew Blake Wallens, 31, New York, N.Y.

John Wallice, 43, Huntington, N.Y.

Barbara P. Walsh, 59, New York, N.Y.

James Walsh, 37, Scotch Plains, N.J.

Jeffrey Patrick Walz, 37, Tuckahoe, N.Y.

Ching H. Wang, 59, New York, N.Y.

Weibin Wang, 41, Orangeburg, N.Y.

Lt. Michael Warchola, 51, Middle Village, N.Y.

Stephen Gordon Ward, 33, Gorham, Maine

James A. Waring, 49, New York, N.Y.

Brian G. Warner, 32, Morganville, N.J.

Derrick Washington, 33, Calverton, N.Y.

Charles Waters, 44, New York, N.Y.

James Thomas (Muddy) Waters, 39, New York, N.Y.

Capt. Patrick J. Waters, 44, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth Watson, 39, Smithtown, N.Y.

Michael H. Waye, 38, Morganville, N.J.

Walter E. Weaver, 30, Centereach, N.Y.

Todd C. Weaver, 30, New York, N.Y.

Nathaniel Webb, 56, Jersey City, N.J.

Dinah Webster, 50, Port Washington, N.Y.

Joanne Flora Weil, 39, New York, N.Y.

Michael Weinberg, 34, New York, N.Y.

Steven Weinberg, 41, New City, N.Y.

Scott Jeffrey Weingard, 29, New York, N.Y.

Steven Weinstein, 50, New York, N.Y.

Simon Weiser, 65, New York, N.Y.

David T. Weiss, 50, New York, N.Y.

David M. Weiss, 41, Maybrook, N.Y.

Vincent Michael Wells, 22, Redbridge, England

Timothy Matthew Welty, 34, Yonkers, N.Y.

Christian Hans Rudolf Wemmers, 43, San Francisco, Calif.

Ssu-Hui (Vanessa) Wen, 23, New York, N.Y.

Oleh D. Wengerchuk, 56, Centerport, N.Y.

Peter M. West, 54, Pottersville, N.J.

Whitfield West, 41, New York, N.Y.

Meredith Lynn Whalen, 23, Hoboken, N.J.

Eugene Whelan, 31, Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

John S. White, 48, New York, N.Y.

Edward James White, 30, New York, N.Y.

James Patrick White, 34, Hoboken, N.J.

Kenneth W. White, 50, New York, N.Y.

Leonard Anthony White, 57, New York, N.Y.

Malissa White, 37, New York, N.Y.

Wayne White, 38, New York, N.Y.

Adam S. White, 26, New York, N.Y.

Leanne Marie Whiteside, 31, New York, N.Y.

Mark Whitford, 31, Salisbury Mills, N.Y.

Michael T. Wholey, 34, Westwood, N.J.

Mary Lenz Wieman, 43, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Jeffrey David Wiener, 33, New York, N.Y.

William J. Wik, 44, Crestwood, N.Y.

Alison Marie Wildman, 30, New York, N.Y.

Lt. Glenn Wilkinson, 46, Bayport, N.Y.

John C. Willett, 29, Jersey City, N.J.

Brian Patrick Williams, 29, New York, N.Y.

Crossley Williams, 28, Uniondale, N.Y.

David Williams, 34, New York, N.Y.

Deborah Lynn Williams, 35, Hoboken, N.J.

Kevin Michael Williams, 24, New York, N.Y.

Louis Calvin Williams, 53, Mandeville, La.

Louie Anthony Williams, 44, New York, N.Y.

Lt. John Williamson, 46, Warwick, N.Y.

Donna Wilson, 48, Williston Park, N.Y.

William E. Wilson, 58, New York, N.Y.

Cynthia Wilson, 52, New York, N.Y.

David H. Winton, 29, New York, N.Y.

Glenn J. Winuk, 40, New York, N.Y.

Thomas Francis Wise, 43, New York, N.Y.

Alan L. Wisniewski, 47, Howell, N.J.

Frank T. Wisniewski, 54, Basking Ridge, N.J.

David Wiswall, 54, North Massapequa, N.Y.

Sigrid Charlotte Wiswe, 41, New York, N.Y.

Michael R. Wittenstein, 34, Hoboken, N.J.

Christopher W. Wodenshek, 35, Ridgewood, N.J.

Martin P. Wohlforth, 47, Greenwich, Conn.

Katherine S. Wolf, 40, New York, N.Y.

Jenny Seu Kueng Low Wong, 25, New York, N.Y.

Jennifer Y. Wong, 26, New York, N.Y.

Siu Cheung Wong, 34, Jersey City, N.J.

Yin Ping (Steven) Wong, 34, New York, N.Y.

Yuk Ping Wong, 47, New York, N.Y.

Brent James Woodall, 31, Oradell, N.J.

James J. Woods, 26, New York, N.Y.

Patrick Woods, 36, New York, N.Y.

Richard Herron Woodwell, 44, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.

Capt. David Terence Wooley, 54, Nanuet, N.Y.

John Bentley Works, 36, Darien, Conn.

Martin Michael Wortley, 29, Park Ridge, N.J.

Rodney James Wotton, 36, Middletown, N.J.

William Wren, 61, Lynbrook, N.Y.

John Wright, 33, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Neil R. Wright, 30, Asbury, N.J.

Sandra Wright, 57, Langhorne, Pa.

Jupiter Yambem, 41, Beacon, N.Y.

Suresh Yanamadala, 33, Plainsboro, N.J.

Matthew David Yarnell, 26, Jersey City, N.J.

Myrna Yaskulka, 59, New York, N.Y.

Shakila Yasmin, 26, New York, N.Y.

Olabisi L. Yee, 38, New York, N.Y.

Edward P. York, 45, Wilton, Conn.

Kevin Patrick York, 41, Princeton, N.J.

Raymond York, 45, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Suzanne Youmans, 60, New York, N.Y.

Jacqueline (Jakki) Young, 37, New York, N.Y.

Barrington L. Young, 35, New York, N.Y.

Elkin Yuen, 32, New York, N.Y.

Joseph Zaccoli, 39, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Adel Agayby Zakhary, 50, North Arlington, N.J.

Arkady Zaltsman, 45, New York, N.Y.

Edwin J. Zambrana, 24, New York, N.Y.

Robert Alan Zampieri, 30, Saddle River, N.J.

Mark Zangrilli, 36, Pompton Plains, N.J.

Ira Zaslow, 55, North Woodmere, N.Y.

Kenneth Albert Zelman, 37, Succasunna, N.J.

Abraham J. Zelmanowitz, 55, New York, N.Y.

Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl, 22, New York, N.Y.

Zhe (Zack) Zeng, 28, New York, N.Y.

Marc Scott Zeplin, 33, Harrison, N.Y.

Jie Yao Justin Zhao, 27, New York, N.Y.

Ivelin Ziminski, 40, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Michael Joseph Zinzi, 37, Newfoundland, N.J.

Charles A. Zion, 54, Greenwich, Conn.

Julie Lynne Zipper, 44, Paramus, N.J.

Salvatore J. Zisa, 45, Hawthorne, N.J.

Prokopios Paul Zois, 46, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Joseph J. Zuccala, 54, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Andrew Steven Zucker, 27, New York, N.Y.

Igor Zukelman, 29, New York, N.Y.

The Pentagon (Arlington Co., Virginia)

Lt. Col. Canfield Boone, 54, Clifton, VA

Sgt. First Class Jose Calderon, 44, Puerto Rico

Lt. Col. Jerry Dickerson, 41, Durant, MS

Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Jr., 40, FL

Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland Jr., 45, Burke, VA

Sgt. Maj. Lacey Ivory, 43, Woodbridge, VA

Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson, 48, Port Edwards, WI

Maj. Steve Long, 39, GA

Lt. Col. Dean Mattson, 57, CA

Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, 53, Fort Meyer, VA

Maj. Ron Milam, 33, Washington, D.C.

Spc. Chin Sun Pak, 25, Lawton, OK

Capt. Clifford Patterson, 33, Alexandria, VA

William Ruth, 57, Mount Airy, MD

Lt. Col. Dave Scales, 44, Cleveland, OH

Sgt. Maj. Larry Strickland, 52, Washington, D.C.

Maj. Leonard Kip Taylor, 44, Reston, VA

Sgt. Tamara Thurmond, 25, Brewton, AL

Lt. Col. Karen Wagner, 40, Houston, TX

Staff Sgt. Maudlyn White, 38, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Maj. Dwayne Williams, 40, Jacksonville, AL

Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, Waldorf, MD

Christopher Lee Burford, 23, Hubert, N.C.

Daniel Martin Caballero, 21, Houston, TX

Lt. Eric Allen Cranford, 32, Drexel, N.C.

Captain Gerald Francis Deconto, 44, Sandwich, MA

Johnnie Doctor Jr., 32, Jacksonville, FL

Commander Robert Edward Dolan, 43, Florham Park, N. J.

Commander William Howard Donovan Jr., 37, Nunda, N.Y.

Commander Patrick Dunn, 39, Fords, N. J.

Edward Thomas Earhart, 26, Salt Lick, KY

Lt. Commander Robert Randolph Elseth, 37, N.Y.

Jamie Lynn Fallon, 23, Woodbridge, VA

Matthew Michael Flocco, 21, Newark, DE

Captain Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, NE

Ronald John Hemenway, 37, Shawnee, KS

Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, LA

Nehamon Lyons IV, 30, Mobile, AL

Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, OK

Lt. Commander Patrick Jude Murphy, 38,  IL

Michael Allen Noeth, 30, Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Lt. Jonas Martin Panik, 26, Mingoville, PA

Lt. J.G. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, Columbia, MD

Joseph John Pycior Jr., 39, Carlstadt, N. J.

Marsha Dianah Ratchford, 34, Prichard, AL

Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Gray, ME

Commander Dan Frederic Shanower, 40,  IL

Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, KS

Lt. Commander Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, CA

Lt. Commander Ronald James Vauk, 37, ID

Lt. Commander David Lucian Williams, 32, OR

Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, Lake Charles, LA

Donald McArthur Young, 41, Roanoke, VA

Angela Houtz, 27, La Plata, MD

Brady Howell, 26, Arlington, VA

Judith Jones, 53, Woodbridge, VA

James Lynch, 55, Manassas, VA

Retired Capt. Jack Punches, 51, Clifton, VA

Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, MD

Jerry Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, MD

Khang Nguyen, 41, Fairfax, VA

Marvin Woods, 58, Great Mills, MD

Donna Bowen, 42, Verizon Communications

Allen Boyle, 30, Fredericksburg, VA

Rosa Maria Rosemary Chapa, 55, Springfield, VA

Gerald Fisher, 57, Booz-Allen Inc.

Sandra N. Foster, 41, Clinton, MD

Herbert Homer, Milford, MA

Robert J. Hymel, 55, Woodbridge, VA

Terrance Lynch, 55, Booz-Allen Inc.

Shelley A. Marshall, 37, Marbury, MD

Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley, 41, Springfield, VA

Scott Powell, 35, BTG Inc.

Charles E. Sabin, 54, Burke, VA

Karl W. Teepe, 57, Centreville, VA

Ernest Willcher, 62, Booz-Allen Inc.

Edmond Young, 22, BTG Inc.

Samantha Allen, Hillside, MD

Craig Amundson, 28, KS

Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, Redlands, CA

Retired Master Sgt. Max Beilke, 69, Laurel, MD

Carrie Blagburn, 48, Temple Hills, MD

Angelene Carter, 51, Forestville, MD

Sharon Carver, 38, MD

John Chada, 55, Manassas, VA

Ada Davis, 57, Camp Springs, MD

Amelia Fields, 36, Dumfries, VA

Cortz Ghee, 54, Reisterstown, MD

Brenda Gibson, 59, Falls Church, VA

Ron Golinski, 60. Columbia, MD

Carolyn Halmon, 48, Washington, D.C.

Sheila Hein, 51, University Park, MD

Jimmie Holley, 54, Lanham, MD

Peggie Hurt, 51, Crewe, VA

Brenda Kegler, 49, Washington, D.C.

David Laychak, 40, Manassas, VA

Teresa Martin, 45, Stafford, VA

Ada Mason, 50, Springfield, VA

Robert Maxwell, 53, Manassas, VA

Molly McKenzie, 38, Dale City, VA

Diane Hale McKinzy, Alexandria, VA

Odessa Morris, 54, Upper Marlboro, MD

Ted Moy, 48, Silver Spring, MD

Diana Padro, Woodbridge, VA

Debbie Ramsaur, 45, Annandale, VA

Rhonda Rasmussen,  44, Woodbridge, VA

Martha Reszke, 56, Stafford, VA

Cecelia Richard, 41, Fort Washington, MD

Edward Rowenhorst, 32, Fredricksburg, VA

Judy Rowlett, 44, Woodbridge, VA

Robert Russell, 52, Oxen Hill, MD

Marjorie Salamone, 53, Springfield, VA

Janice Scott, 46, Springfield, VA

Michael Selves, 53, Fairfax, VA

Marion Serva, 37, Stafford, VA

Don Simmons, Dumfries, VA

Cheryle Sincock, 53, Dale City, VA

Retired Lt. Col. Gary Smith, 55, Alexandria, VA

Pat Statz, 41, Tacoma Park, MD

Edna Stephens, 53, Washington, D.C.

Sandra Taylor, A51, lexandria, VA

Willie Troy, 51, Aberdeen, MD

Meta Waller, 60, Alexandria, VA

Sandra White, 44, Dumfries, VA

Lisa Young, 36, Germantown, MD

Flight 93 (Shanksville, Pennsylvania)

Crew:

Jason Dahl, 43, Littleton, CO

LeRoy Homer, Jr., 36, Marlton, N. J.

Lorraine Bay, 58, East Windsor, N. J.

Sandra Bradshaw, 38, Greensboro, NC

Cee Cee Lyles, 33, Fort Pierce, FL

Wanda Green, 49, Oakland, CA

Deborah Anne Jacobs Welsh, 49, New York, N.Y.

Passengers:

Christian Adams, 37, Biebelsheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Todd Beamer, 32, Cranbury, N. J.

Alan Beaven, 48, Oakland, CA

Mark Bingham, 31, San Francisco, CA

Deora Bodley, 20, San Diego, CA

Marion Britton, 53, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Thomas E. Burnett Jr., Bloomington, MN

Willam Cashman, 50, West New York, N. J.

Georgine Rose Corrigan, 55, Honolulu, HI

Patricia Cushing, 69, Bayonne, N. J.

Joseph DeLuca, 52, Succasunna, N. J.

Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, 70, Manalapan, N. J.

Edward Porter Felt, 41, Matawan, N. J.

Jane Folger, 73, Bayonne, N. J.

Colleen L. Fraser, 51, Elizabeth, N. J.

Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, CA

Jeremy Glick, 31, Hewitt, N. J.

Lauren Grandcolas, 38, San Rafael, CA

Donald F. Greene, 52, Greenwich, CT

Linda Gronlund, 46, Greenwood Lake, N.Y.

Richard Guadagno, 38, Eureka, CA/Trenton, N. J.

Toshiya Kuge, 20, Osaka, Japan

Hilda Marcin, 79, Mount Olive, N. J.

Waleska Martinez, 37, Jersey City, N. J.

Nicole Miller, 21, San Jose, CA

Louis J. Nacke II, 42, New Hope, PA

Donald Peterson, 66, Spring Lake, N. J.

Jean Peterson, 55, Spring Lake, N. J.

Mark “Mickey” Rothenberg, 52, Scotch Plains, N. J.

Christine Snyder, 32, Kailua, HI

John Talignani, 74, Staten Island, N.Y.

Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Baltimore, MD

Kristin Gould White, 65, Somerset County, PA

 

Celebrate Irvine’s 2020 Global Village Festival with Three Weeks of Interactive Online Experiences and Two Drive-In Concerts!

Join us for three weeks of unique, interactive online experiences and two socially distanced drive-in concerts that will highlight memories of festivals past and create new memories uniting the community.

My favorite event of the year is the Irvine Global Village Festival, founded in 1998 by a group of Irvine residents to help promote understanding and build harmony within Irvine’s many diverse cultures.  Over the years, the Global Village Festival has expanded from one day to two days, and moved from Col. Bill Barber Park across from Irvine City Hall to the much larger Orange County Great Park.

Because of COVID-19, this year’s festival will be somewhat different.  While we can’t gather in person this year, we look forward to celebrating Orange County’s premier multicultural event in innovative ways that keep the public safe, connected, and engaged.

The 2020 Global Village Festival will consist of a series of responsibly planned events that adhere to social distancing guidelines as we navigate these unusual times.

From September 21-October 10, 2020, you’re invited to celebrate Irvine’s multicultural community through music, art, food, and fun:

  • Browse photo albums and videos exploring the history of the Irvine Global Village Festival. Share your own photos of favorite memories from past festivals to see them included on the City’s social media accounts.
  • Make new memories of Irvine Global Village Festival at home. Families can take part in weekly themed art activities and classes from home, including downloadable coloring sheets for kids.
  • Explore a list of multicultural restaurants in Irvine with outdoor dining or take-home options to dine globally and celebrate Irvine’s rich diversity while staying safe at home. Share photos of your festive meals with the City so we can share them online!
  • Enjoy entertaining videos featuring the international cuisine, dance, and musical performances of previous Irvine Global Village Festivals.

The Irvine Global Village Festival also includes two drive-in concerts at the Orange County Great Park, put on in partnership between the City and Irvine Barclay Theatre. On Friday, September 25, enjoy a live show by Willie Nelson tribute band True Willie and the Boys.

Round out the festival’s celebrations on Saturday, October 10, with a show by award-winning all-female mariachi band Mariachi Divas. Park your cars and enjoy a picnic to pay tribute to the rich musical history of the Irvine Global Village Festival, all while safely practicing social distancing.

Tickets for these concerts are $25 per car for general admission and $40 per car for VIP front-row access. Pre-registration is required.

Tickets will be on sale at yourirvine.org for three weeks prior to the start of each event; the first week of sales is open to Irvine residents only, and the remaining two weeks are open to all members of the public. A $5 non-resident fee will be applied.

For more information, visit irvinefestival.org or call 949-724-6600.

UPDATED! Tell the Irvine City Council to Oppose the Slow Down of the U.S. Postal Service!

I have received numerous reports of postal boxes suddenly disappearing across Orange County, including Irvine.  These reports are consistent with recent changes in policy by the Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service, which have included removing thousands of postal boxes and mail-sorting machines, eliminating overtime for mail carriers, and reducing post office hours.

These changes in U.S. Postal Service policy have been faulted for slowing mail delivery — including the delivery of medicine and medical supplies veterans benefits, Social Security checks, census forms, and rent checks — and for making it more difficult for our residents to vote safely and with confidence that their ballots will be timely received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For these reasons, Councilmember Farrah Khan and I will be asking our colleagues on the Irvine City Council to speak up on behalf of our residents and our businesses to urge the Postmaster General to immediately end and rescind these changes.

Here is the proposed Resolution:

RESOLUTION URGING THE U.S. POSTMASTER GENERAL TO CEASE AND RESCIND ALL ACTIONS THAT SLOW DOWN OR UNDERMINE THE PROMPT DELIVERY OF THE U.S. MAIL, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

WHEREAS, The United States Postal Service is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution “to bind the country together through the correspondence of the people”; and

WHEREAS, The Postal Service guarantees universal delivery to everyone, ensuring affordable and equitable communication and delivery as a basic right; and is indispensable, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, to the American people, especially veterans, seniors, and small businesses, delivering medications, stimulus checks, social security checks, census forms, rent checks, medical supplies, and election ballots;

WHEREAS, The Postal Service is one of the most important employers in the United States, providing family sustaining jobs, especially to veterans;

WHEREAS, By failing to seek regulatory approval on policy changes that have a nationwide impact, the United States Postmaster General has unilaterally implemented a series of revisions to the postal service’s protocols and procedures that threaten to undermine the timely delivery of mail across the country, including Irvine. These unilateral changes have included:

  • Removing mailbox locations around the country, including in Irvine and other cities in Orange County;
  • Decommissioning mail-sorting machines, with severe reductions in sorting capacity and the speed of delivery;
  • Severely limiting employees from working overtime, despite reported increases in demand and the need to compensate for employees who are out sick or at home quarantining; and
  • Instructing letter carriers to leave mail behind if it delays routes, running counter to the training postal workers traditionally receive to ensure prompt delivery of the mail;

WHEREAS, The USPS’s actions align with the President’s own recent assertion that he will prevent the postal service from being able to handle the expected surge in demand for voting by mail, and the USPS has warned several states, including California, that it could no longer guarantee timely compliance with all state election deadlines and delivery of all ballots cast by mail for the presidential election.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY OF IRVINE URGES THE UNITED STATES POSTMASTER GENERAL TO IMMEDIATELY CEASE AND RESCIND ALL ACTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REMOVAL OF POST BOXES, DECOMMISSIONING OF MAIL SORTING EQUIPMENT,  AND RESTRICTING MAIL CARRIER OVERTIME, THAT SLOW DOWN OR UNDERMINE THE PROMPT DELIVERY OF THE U.S. MAIL, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Irvine at the meeting held on the 8th day of September 2020.

Please join us in urging the Irvine City Council to adopt this Resolution.

You can contact the other three members of the Irvine City Council to tell them to urge the Postmaster General to immediately cease and rescind that slow down or undermine the prompt delivery of the U.S. mail here:

Mayor Christina Shea:
christinashea@cityofirvine.org

Councilmember Anthony Kuo:
anthonykuo@cityofirvine.org

Councilmember Michael Carroll:
michaelcarroll@cityofirvine.org

You can also SIGN OUR PETITION here.

Thanks!

UPDATE: On August 27, 2020, the California Assembly voted 50-0 in favor of a Resolution that “urges the federal administration and the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate to cease and desist from all efforts to reduce the ability of voters to cast their ballots by mail or diminish public confidence in the vote by mail program as it relates to the November 3, 2020, general election” and that United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately restore all mailboxes and mail sorters back to the communities from which they were removed in order to guarantee the timely and efficient delivery of vote by mail ballots in the November 3, 2020, general election.”

Of course, I would have voted in favor of this Resolution. Our current representative to Sacramento for the 68th AD, Steven Choi, again failed to show up to vote. In fact, Choi has one of the highest no-show rates in the CA legislature.  It’s time for us in AD68 to have a representative in Sacramento who cares about the people’s business and shows up to do the job he was elected to do.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who wrote to the Irvine City Council in support of the Postal Service. As the result of your efforts, the Council at its meeting on September 8. 2020, unanimously agreed to send an official letter to the U.S. Postmaster, on behalf of our residents, to cease amd rescind any actions that undermine prompt delivery of the mail.

Tell the Irvine City Council To Repeal Its Unconstitutional Anti-LGBTQ Law!

“If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects.” — Louis Brandeis, Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Please join us on July 14, 2020, when the Irvine City Council decides whether to approve the motion from Councilmembers Melissa Fox and Farrah N. Khan to repeal and remove a cruel and unconstitutional anti-LGBTQ ordinance that has been part of Irvine’s Municipal Code as Sec. 3-5-501 through 503 since 1989.

[UPDATE: Sign our Petition to Repeal and Remove Irvine’s Ant-LGBTQ Ordinance].

Most residents of Irvine do not know that our diverse and forward-thinking city has an ordinance on the books that specifically and explicitly denies anti-discrimination protection to people based on their sexual orientation.

In fact, most residents are shocked when they learn that the Irvine Municipal Code includes the following:

“Sec. 3-5-503. – City Council parameters.

Except as provided in section 3-5-502, the City Council shall not enact any City policy, law or ordinance that:

A.  Defines sexual orientation as a fundamental human right.

B.  Uses sexual orientation, in whole or in part, as the basis for determining an unlawful discriminatory practice and/or establishes a penalty or civil remedy for such practice.

C.  Provides preferential treatment or affirmative action for any person on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

We believe it is outrageous that this cruel and unconstitutional law is still on the books in Irvine! It’s long past time for it to be repealed and removed!

These provisions were added by Ord. No. 89-1, which was adopted as Measure N by 53% of the voters as an initiative on Nov. 7, 1989, overturning an Irvine Human Rights Ordinance enacted by the Council in July 1988 that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The main proponent of the Measure N ballot initiative and the subsequent anti-LGBTQ ordinance was a group calling itself the “Irvine Values Coalition,” led by carwash-developer Michael Shea and his then-wife (and later Irvine mayor) Christina Shea.

According to Christina Shea, the initiative was needed because the earlier Human Rights ordinance gave “special legislative protection to the homosexual, bisexual and lesbian communities” and “homosexuality is characterized by a wide range of sexual perversions, varying degrees of promiscuity and a disproportionate percentage of sexually transmitted diseases.”

Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance violates both the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

In Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution prohibits a state from banning LGBTQ people from seeking “specific legal protection from injuries caused by discrimination.”

The facts of Romer v. Evans are as follows: after various cities and counties in Colorado enacted laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, the State of Colorado, through a ballot initiative, amended its state constitution to “prohibit[] all legislative, executive or judicial action at any level of state or local government designed to protect . . . homosexual persons or gays and lesbians.”  As the Supreme Court explained, under the amendment, “Homosexuals, by state decree, are put in a solitary class with respect to transactions and relations in both the private and governmental spheres. The amendment withdraws from homosexuals, but no others, specific legal protection from the injuries caused by discrimination, and it forbids reinstatement of these laws and policies.”

The Supreme Court declared that the Colorado constitutional amendment was based upon animosity toward homosexual people and lacked a rational relation to any legitimate governmental purpose.  Accordingly, the Court determined that Colorado’s constitutional amendment violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, applicable to the states through the 14th Amendment.

Like the Colorado constitutional amendment that the Supreme Court invalidated in Romer v. Evans, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance attempts to prohibit local government action “designed to protect . . . homosexual persons or gays and lesbians” [i.e., protects people based on “sexual orientation.”] and like the Colorado constitutional amendment invalidated in Romer v. Evans, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance “withdraws from homosexuals, but no others, specific legal protection from the injuries caused by discrimination.” Accordingly, Romer v. Evans renders Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance unconstitutional.

Moreover, not only is Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance unconstitutional, it also clearly contradicts and is superseded by California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against people based on “sexual orientation.”

Because state law supersedes any city law or local ordinance, the Unruh Civil Rights Act’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation anywhere in California means that Irvine lacks the power to declare that “the City Council shall not enact any City policy, law or ordinance that: Uses sexual orientation, in whole or in part, as the basis for determining an unlawful discriminatory practice and/or establishes a penalty or civil remedy for such practice.”

We would like the see the eyes of the world on Irvine. 

We believe that the three others on the Irvine City Council — Mayor Christina Shea and Councilmembers Anthony Kuo and Mike Carroll — are far more likely to vote to repeal and remove this cruel and unconstitutional ordinance from the Municipal Code if they know that PEOPLE ARE WATCHING!

You can read more about the origins of this anti-LGBTQ ordinance — how it was promoted by (now Mayor) Christina Shea and her then-husband Michael Shea out of animosity and fear toward LBGTQ people and as a launching pad for their right-wing political careers — at Melissa Fox’s blog post HERE.

The Irvine City Attorney, who is an ally of Mayor Christina Shea, has stated that because this anti-LGBTQ ordinance was made law by a ballot initiative, it can only be repealed and removed by another ballot initiative. Our argument against this assertion is that this ordinance is clearly unconstitutional under many United States Supreme Court cases, as well as in violation of federal and state law; for this reason, it’s repeal and removal does not change the law in a way that requires another ballot measure.

In fact, the California Legislature dealt with this very issue in its repeal of the unconstitutional sections of Prop 187 by Senate Bill 396 (2014) by a majority vote of the Legislature without a vote of the entire electorate.  As the Judicial Committee of the California Senate noted, “Under existing law, California’s Constitution only authorizes the Legislature to amend or repeal initiative statutes by way of another statute that becomes effective only when approved by the electors –unless the initiative statute permits amendment or repeal without their approval. (Cal. Const., art. II, Sec. 10, subd. (c).) This bill [SB 396] seeks to repeal several state statutes implemented upon voter approval of Proposition 187, which generally prohibited the provision of various benefits to undocumented aliens. That proposition did not authorize the Legislature to amend or repeal its provisions without voter approval.”

Nevertheless, the Judicial Committee found that the Legislature had authority to repeal the unconstitutional sections of Prop 187 without a vote of the entire electorate. It reasoned that because the bill did not modify or repeal any provisions of Prop 187 except those that are unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, it did not make any change in existing law. Accordingly, “SB 396 would not impermissibly repeal or amend the initiative; rather, it would merely update California statutes to accurately reflect current law.” The bill passed the Assembly and the Senate with only a single No vote.

The same circumstances exist here. Keeping this discriminatory language on the books, “causes confusion and harmful outcomes . . . [Therefore], it is fitting that [we] expressly acknowledge the detrimental impact of the discriminatory [language] by removing its stain from the state’s statutes.”  That is precisely what our City Council needs to do now, and what the precedent of SB 396 gives us clear authority to do: “expressly acknowledge the detrimental impact of the discriminatory [language of Sec. 3-5.501-503] by removing its stain from the [City’s Code.]”

In addition to being unconstitutional and in violation of superseding state laws, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance is a cruel and embarrassing relic of a more prejudiced time.

Does Irvine want to remain on record as being one of the very few cities in America, and  indeed the world, that still officially discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation?  We hope not!

Please watch the Irvine City Council Meeting online on July 14.

Please ask your friends and family to watch.

And, crucially, LET THE IRVINE CITY COUNCIL KNOW THAT YOU’RE WATCHING THEM!

You can WATCH the meeting live on ICTV, Cox Communications local access channel 30, and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and livestreamed online at cityofirvine.org/ictv.

You can CONTACT the other three members of the Irvine City Council to tell them to REPEAL AND REMOVE IRVINE’S ANTI-LGBTQ ORDINANCE here:

Mayor Christina Shea:
christinashea@cityofirvine.org

Councilmember Anthony Kuo:
anthonykuo@cityofirvine.org

Councilmember Michael Carroll:
michaelcarroll@cityofirvine.org

You can SIGN OUR PETITION to Repeal and Remove Irvine’s Ant-LGBTQ Ordinance.

Please see our Facebook event page, hosted by Melissa Fox, Farrah N. Khan, Tammy Kim, and Lauren Johnson-Norris.

Rally for Flying the Pride Flag in Irvine! Tues., June 23, 2020 Time: 3:30 pm at Irvine City Hall Plaza!

June is Pride Month, when the State of California, and nations and cities around the world, stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community as they declare their pride in who they are and who they love.

Show your support for flying the Pride Flag in Irvine by joining Irvine City Councilmembers Melissa Fox and Farrah N. Khan at a Rally at City Hall before Tuesday’s Irvine City Council Meeting! 

What: Rally for Flying the Pride Flag in Irvine
Where: Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Date: Tues., June 23, 2020
Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Click here to see the Facebook event page for the Rally.

Remember face coverings and social distancing is legally required in Irvine! Let’s keep each other safe while we make the world a better place!

Please also show your support for flying the Pride Flag in Irvine by contacting Mayor Christina Shea and the Irvine City Council to let them know. We need only one more vote! Contact the Irvine City Council: https://www.cityofirvine.org/city-council/contact-council

Note: At the following meeting on July 14th, we will be urging the Irvine City to repeal and remove its unconstitutional and cruel anti-LGBTQ ordinance!
https://melissafoxblog.com/2020/06/14/irvine-should-repeal-its-anti-lgbtq-ordinance-now/

Irvine Should Repeal Its Anti-LGBTQ Ordinance Now!

At the Tues., July 14, 2020, Irvine City Council meeting, I will move to repeal Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance [Sec. 3-5-501 through 503] as unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and in violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against people based on “sexual orientation.”

Councilmember Farrah Khan has agreed to join me in putting this item on the July 14 Council agenda and in supporting this motion.

Most residents of Irvine do not know that our diverse and forward-thinking city has an ordinance on the books that specifically and explicitly denies anti-discrimination protection to people based on their sexual orientation.

In fact, most residents are shocked when they learn that the Irvine Municipal Code includes the following:

“Sec. 3-5-503. – City Council parameters.

Except as provided in section 3-5-502, the City Council shall not enact any City policy, law or ordinance that:

A.  Defines sexual orientation as a fundamental human right.

B.  Uses sexual orientation, in whole or in part, as the basis for determining an unlawful discriminatory practice and/or establishes a penalty or civil remedy for such practice.

C.  Provides preferential treatment or affirmative action for any person on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

These provisions were added by Ord. No. 89-1, which was adopted as Measure N by 53% of the voters as an initiative on Nov. 7, 1989, overturning an Irvine Human Rights Ordinance enacted by the Council in July 1988 that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The main proponent of the Measure N ballot initiative and the subsequent anti-LGBTQ ordinance was a group calling itself the “Irvine Values Coalition,” led by carwash-developer Michael Shea and his then-wife (and later Irvine mayor) Christina Shea.

According to Christina Shea, the initiative was needed because the earlier Human Rights ordinance gave “special legislative protection to the homosexual, bisexual and lesbian communities” and “homosexuality is characterized by a wide range of sexual perversions, varying degrees of promiscuity and a disproportionate percentage of sexually transmitted diseases.”

This anti-LGBTQ ordinance violates both the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

In Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution prohibits a state from banning LGBTQ people from seeking “specific legal protection from injuries caused by discrimination.”

The facts of Romer v. Evans are as follows: after various cities and counties in Colorado enacted laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, the State of Colorado, through a ballot initiative, amended its state constitution to “prohibit[] all legislative, executive or judicial action at any level of state or local government designed to protect . . . homosexual persons or gays and lesbians.”  As the Supreme Court explained, under the amendment, “Homosexuals, by state decree, are put in a solitary class with respect to transactions and relations in both the private and governmental spheres. The amendment withdraws from homosexuals, but no others, specific legal protection from the injuries caused by discrimination, and it forbids reinstatement of these laws and policies.”

The Supreme Court declared that the Colorado constitutional amendment was based upon animosity toward homosexual people and lacked a rational relation to any legitimate governmental purpose.  Accordingly, the Court determined that Colorado’s constitutional amendment violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, applicable to the states through the 14th Amendment.

Like the Colorado constitutional amendment that the Supreme Court invalidated in Romer v. Evans, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance attempts to prohibit local government action “designed to protect . . . homosexual persons or gays and lesbians” [i.e., protects people based on “sexual orientation.”] and like the Colorado constitutional amendment invalidated in Romer v. Evans, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance “withdraws from homosexuals, but no others, specific legal protection from the injuries caused by discrimination.”

Accordingly, Romer v. Evans renders Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance unconstitutional.

Moreover, not only is Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance unconstitutional, it also clearly contradicts and is superseded by California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against people based on “sexual orientation.”

Because state law supersedes any city law or local ordinance, the Unruh Civil Rights Act’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation anywhere in California means that Irvine lacks the power to declare that “the City Council shall not enact any City policy, law or ordinance that: Uses sexual orientation, in whole or in part, as the basis for determining an unlawful discriminatory practice and/or establishes a penalty or civil remedy for such practice.”

Irvine anti-LBGTQ initiative was one of several ballot measures across the nation in the late 1980s and early 1990s not only to seek to repeal existing anti-discrimination ordinances, but to proactively prohibit any local unit of government from ever passing such ordinances in the future.

Hence, the Irvine anti-LGBTQ ordinance includes provisions that purport to make it extremely difficult for a future Irvine City Council  to repeal it.  According to the ordinance, “Any law or ordinance pertaining to Section 3-5-503 may only be enacted by obtaining the approval of a majority of the voters of the City of Irvine voting on the measure at a regular or special election. Such a measure may only be placed on the ballot by citizen’s initiative or a two-thirds majority vote by the City Council.” [Sec. 3-5-502.].

The Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans made clear that it is an unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection Clause to single out LGBTQ people for special burdens. including burdening them with special difficulties in enacting anti-discriminatory laws.  According, it is clear that the procedural provisions of Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance — requiring a 2/3 vote of the Council and then a ballot initiative for repeal — is again a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments because it is designed to make passage of protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation especially burdensome and difficult.

The California Legislature dealt with this very issue in its repeal of the unconstitutional sections of Prop 187 by Senate Bill 396 (2014) by a majority vote of the Legislature without a vote of the entire electorate.

As the Judicial Committee of the California Senate noted, “Under existing law, California’s Constitution only authorizes the Legislature to amend or repeal initiative statutes by way of another statute that becomes effective only when approved by the electors –unless the initiative statute permits amendment or repeal without their approval. (Cal. Const., art. II, Sec. 10, subd. (c).) This bill [SB 396] seeks to repeal several state statutes implemented upon voter approval of Proposition 187, which generally prohibited the provision of various benefits to undocumented aliens. That proposition did not authorize the Legislature to amend or repeal its provisions without voter approval.”

Nevertheless, the Judicial Committee found that the Legislature had authority to repeal the unconstitutional sections of Prop 187 without a vote of the entire electorate. It reasoned that because the bill did not modify or repeal any provisions of Prop 187 except those that are unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, it did not make any change in existing law. Accordingly, “SB 396 would not impermissibly repeal or amend the initiative; rather, it would merely update California statutes to accurately reflect current law.” The bill passed the Assembly and the Senate with only a single No vote.

The same circumstances exist here.

Like the parts of Prop 187 repealed by a simple majority vote of the Legislature in 2014, the anti-LGBTQ ordinance is unconstitutional and enforceable. Like the unconstitutional parts of Prop 187, although Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance is unconstitutional and unenforceable, its language remains on the books. Keeping this discriminatory language on the books, “causes confusion and harmful outcomes . . . [Therefore], it is fitting that [we] expressly acknowledge the detrimental impact of the discriminatory [language] by removing its stain from the state’s statutes.”

That is what our City Council needs to do now, and what the precedent of SB 396 gives us clear authority to do: “expressly acknowledge the detrimental impact of the discriminatory [language of Sec. 3-5.501-503] by removing its stain from the [City’s Code.]”

In addition to being unconstitutional and in violation of superseding state laws, Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance is a cruel and embarrassing relic of a more prejudiced time.

Does Irvine want to remain on record as being one of the very few cities in America, and  indeed the world, that still officially discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation?  I hope not.

For all of these reasons, I will move to repeal Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance.  

As noted above, Councilmember Farrah Khan has agreed to join me in putting this item on the next Council agenda for Tues., July 14, 2020, and in supporting this motion.

If you agree with us, please tell Mayor Christina Shea and the rest of the Irvine City Council that Irvine’s anti-LGBTQ ordinance [Sec. 3-5-501 through 503] needs to be repealed NOW.

Contact the Mayor and the Irvine City Council by email here.

June is Pride Month: Support Flying the Pride Flag at Irvine City Hall!

June is Pride Month, when the State of California, and nations and cities around the world, stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community as they declare their pride in who they are and who they love.

June holds historic significance for the LGBT community.  In 1969, the Stonewall Riots occurred in the New York City as a protest against the police department’s unfair targeting of the LGBT community. The Stonewall Riots led to political organizing that is considered to be the beginning of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. The following year, the first LGBT Pride Parade was held in New York City on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Today, California has the largest LGBT population in the nation and is home to over forty LGBT Pride celebrations. 

As Governor Newsom stated recently in his Pride Month Proclamation, “The LGBTQ community has worked tirelessly for respect, equality and their very right to exist. Their battles have been fought in the courts, from marriage equality to demanding equal protection under the law.  While there has been remarkable progress towards acceptance and equality in recent years, members of the LGBTQ community in the United States and around the world still face an unacceptable level of discrimination and violence. This includes LGBTQ people who aren’t safe at home and those who do not have a home in which to stay.  We must push back against those who threaten the safety of LGBTQ Californians and challenge our progress. And we must continue to make the case that all human beings share something fundamental in common – all of us want to be loved, and all of us want to love. We cannot march in a parade this June, but we can and will stand with our LGBTQ family, friends and neighbors. Pride celebrations may look different this year, but in California, no matter the circumstances, we are proud to support our LGBTQ community’s right to live their lives out loud. As we celebrate Pride across the state, we must continue to demand equal rights for all to create a California for all.”

Last year, I asked the Irvine City Council to fly the Pride Flag from our Civic Center. In doing so, we would be joining many other cities, including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, and Fullerton, as well as the Orange County Fairgrounds, in flying the Pride Flag to recognize Pride Month by making it clear to all that our community is a place where LGBT people are visible, accepted, and welcome.

Unfortunately, although dozens of residents spoke at the meeting in support of flying the Pride Flag, the Council defeated the proposal and I was the only Councilmember to speak in favor of it. Councilmember Mike Carroll even called the Pride Flag “a spectacle of divisiveness.” 

In fact, in direct response to my motion to fly the Pride Flag, the Irvine City Council took the unprecedented step of voting to prohibit a council member from placing an item on the agenda without two other council members’ approval.  As the Orange County Register correctly stated in a powerful editorial opposing the Council’s action, “the transparent goal [was] to shut down the views of the political minority.”

Following the City Council’s rejection of my Pride Flag motion, I joined with numerous other Irvine residents in our own Pride Flag event in front of City Hall, celebrating LGBTQ Pride and diversity in Irvine.  I also placed a Pride Flag in front of my office at City Hall.

I said at the time that I had no intention of being silent.  Therefore, I will again bring a motion to the Irvine City Council to fly the Pride Flag from our Civic Center as a visible and prominent expression of our City’s commitment to equal rights for all and to ensure that our LGBTQ community can live their lives out loud.

Under the new rules imposed by the City Council majority in response to my Pride Flag motion last year, I asked Councilmember Farrah Khan to join me in placing this motion on the City Council agenda.  She told me she was working with other, Republican, councilmembers on a Pride-related agenda item.  When I asked her specifically whether the item included flying the Pride Flag, she did not respond.

I have now seen the agenda item, a proclamation, and it does not call for flying the Pride Flag from the Civic Center as a clear symbol of Irvine’s commitment. 

Accordingly, this year I will again bring a motion to fly the Pride Flag from our Irvine Civic Center.

Please show your support for flying the Pride Flag in Irvine by contacting Mayor Christina Shea and the Irvine City Council to let them know.  Click here for their email addresses.

Click here for a link to e-comment of the agenda item. Your comment is supposed to be read aloud by the clerk during the City Council meeting.

As Harvey Milk told us, “Hope will never be silent.”

UPDATE: Tues., June 9, 2020

I am deeply disappointed that no other member of the Council supported my motion to fly the Pride flag in Irvine during Pride. Not Mayor Christina Shea. Not Councilmembers Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, or Mike Carroll. What an embarrassment for our City. 

 

Irvine Animal Care Center Reopens for Pet Adoptions By Appointment Only!

One member of my family doesn’t mind the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.  Chief, my 2-and-a-half-year-old Siberian Husky is delighted to have everyone at home, all day, every day, available for walks, treats, belly rubs, and just hanging out.

If you’ve been wishing you had a wonderful fuzzy quarantine companion, you’re in luck! 

In-person pet adoptions are now available by appointment at the Irvine Animal Care Center, which had closed to the public at the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

I joined my colleagues on the Irvine City Council to authorize the center to open, making it the only City facility to reopen during the pandemic.  The facility has been open to staff caring for animals during the pandemic.

Potential adopters can make an appointment and have a pet-matching interview by phone.

Adoption applications can be completed online, and then once all steps are complete, adopters will be allowed to go to the center to meet the animals.

Adopters are asked to wear face masks in the center and comply with other precautionary measures against the coronavirus.

Those interested in adopting an animal can make an appointment starting at noon Thursday.

Pets available for adoption include dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents.

 

Join Me for a ZOOM Town Hall on California’s Fiscal Health with State Controller Betty T. Yee!

Join me on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. for a Virtual Town Hall on California’s Fiscal Health with California State Controller Betty Yee!

As a member of the Irvine City Council, I have made it a priority to support local business and ensure that our government operates with fiscal responsibility, openness, and transparency.

I’ve received the Orange County Taxpayers Watchdog Award for “demonstrating dedication to the protection of taxpayer funds and for the advocacy of government transparency and fiscal responsibility.”

Under my leadership, the Irvine Community Land Trust has received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations.

I was also the only member of the Irvine City Council to oppose Measure D, which would have eliminated voter input into development decisions, because I believe that citizens must have a strong voice in deciding the future of their neighborhoods.

I enthusiastically supported the City’s adoption of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance, which expanded public notice to four times longer than California law requires and prevents government action without full and informed participation from the community. I also supported approval of a two-year budget cycle, along with a five-year financial planning program, to bring more accountability to government spending.

I’ve often said that Government transparency and fiscal responsibility should be neither a conservative nor a liberal idea, but appeal to both, as we strive to address increasing social needs with limited resources.

The economic distress caused by COVID-19 will make this important task even more difficult.

COVID-19 has already impacted every facet of California’s economy, including the fiscal health of California’s government institutions, from large state agencies to cities and school districts. 

That’s why it will be especially valuable to hear from California State Controller Betty T. Yee on California’s fiscal health.

State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the California Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member. Reelected for a second term as Controller in 2018, Ms. Yee is only the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office.

As the state’s chief fiscal officer, Ms. Yee chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards. These two boards have a combined portfolio of more than $620 billion.

Ms. Yee has more than 35 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. Ms. Yee previously served as Chief Deputy Director for Budget with the California Department of Finance where she led the development of the Governor’s Budget, negotiations with the Legislature and key budget stakeholders, and fiscal analyses of legislation. Prior to this, she served in senior staff positions for several fiscal and policy committees in both houses of the California State Legislature. She also co-founded the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which exposes California high school youth to the public service, public policy, and political arenas.

A native of San Francisco, Ms. Yee received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and she holds a master’s degree in public administration.

What: Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and California’s Fiscal Health with California State Controller Betty T. Yee.

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: On-line at ZOOM Meeting ID 951-321-0807

To see the Facebook page for this event, click here.

For more information, contact Allison Binder at abinder@cityofirvine.org.

 

Watch Melissa Fox’s Town Hall on Small Business Assistance, Affordable Housing, and COVID-19 with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Small Business Majority’s Claudia Moreno

COVID-19 has impacted both small businesses and housing in California.

In this Town Hall held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox , California State Treasurer Fiona Mam and Claudia Moreno of Small Business Majority discuss the impact of COVID-19 on California’s economy, small business assistance programs, and new opportunities for affordable housing.

Fiona Ma is California’s 34th State Treasurer. She was elected on November 6, 2018, with more votes (7,825,587) than any other candidate for treasurer in the state’s history. She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position.

Claudia Moreno is an Southern California Outreach Director for Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization. She previously worked at the White House during the Obama Administration in the Executive Office of Presidential Correspondence where she served as an intermediate between the President and the American people. She also took lead in the Office’s Spanish Analytical Department as an interpreter to support the President’s vision to serve all communities.

Melissa Fox is an Irvine City Councilmember and an attorney, and also serves as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust, dedicated to building more affordable housing.

Watch the Town Hall here:

Note:

Join me for our next virtual Town Hall!

On Wednesday, May 5, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., I’ll be speaking with California State Controller Betty T. Yee about the COVOD-19 Crisis and the California Economy.

The title of the Town Hall is “The California Economy Challenged.”

The ZOOM Meeting ID is 951-321-0807.

Please contact my Chief City Council Aide Allison Binder at abinder@cityofirvine.org.

I hope you can join us!

 

Join Me for a Virtual Town Hall on Small Business Assistance and Affordable Housing with State Treasurer Fiona Ma!

Join me on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. for a Virtual Town Hall on Small Business Assistance and Affordable Housing with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma!

ZOOM Meeting ID is 951-321-0807

COVID-19 has impacted both small businesses and housing in California.

Join Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox and California State Treasurer Fiona Ma as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on California’s economy, small business assistance programs, and new opportunities for affordable housing.

Fiona Ma is California’s 34th State Treasurer. She was elected on November 6, 2018 with more votes (7,825,587) than any other candidate for treasurer in the state’s history.

She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position.

Melissa Fox is an Irvine City Councilmember and an attorney, and also serves as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust, dedicated to building more affordable housing.

For more information, contact Allison Binder at abinder@cityofirvine.org.

To see the Facebook page for this event, click here.

UPDATE:

Melissa Fox will also be joined joined on the Virtual Town Hall by Claudia Moreno, Southern California Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority.

Claudia Moreno develops relationships with both business partners and small business owners across the region to discuss ways to best help small businesses thrive in their local economies. Claudia also works closely on statewide policy initiatives. The daughter of a small business owner, Claudia understands the importance of giving back to her community and intentionally working to empower under-served entrepreneurs.

She previously worked at the White House during the Obama Administration in the Executive Office of Presidential Correspondence where she served as an intermediate between the President and the American people. She also took lead in the Office’s Spanish Analytical Department as an interpreter to support the President’s vision to serve all communities.

Celebrate “The Week of the Young Child” at Home with Pretend City Children’s Museum!

The Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.

Unfortunately, this year, young children are stuck at home, away from their schools, teachers, and friends.

The good news is that although Irvine’s Pretend City Children’s Museum is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has made it easier to celebrate the Week of the Young Child from your home — and keep your young children moving, thinking, and expressing throughout this quarantine period.

The staff at Pretend City has said, “We want to share our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. As we continue to monitor COVID-19, our top priority remains the well-being of our Pretend City citizens -– all of you! While we’re adapting to new ways of serving you while the museum is temporarily closed, our team is committed to working together to support you.”

Pretend City has put together some fun at-home activities for young children for every day of the week.

To view these activities, click HERE.

Pretend City has also put together a terrific “Way to Play Guide” for Pretend City @ Home, providing age and development appropriate play activities for children from birth to 6 months old, 7 to 12 months old, 13 to 18 months old, 19 to 24 months old, 2 to 3 years old, 3 to 4 years old, 4 to 5 years old, and 5+ years old.

To view the “Way to Play Guide” for Pretend City @ Home, click HERE.

As Pretend City says, “You are your child’s best teacher. By trying these simple and fun play activities, you are helping your child reach his or her developmental milestones. This process of change involves learning skills like walking, talking and playing with others, often at predictable times during the first five years of life. You can use this sheet as a tool to help you better understand your child’s milestones, gauge each new stage of growth and encourage emerging abilities in your child’s life.”

To learn more about helping Pretend City Children’s Museum continue its great work during this difficult time, please click HERE.

Visit Pretend City Children’s Museum on Facebook HERE.

COVID-19 Notes

I’ve added a new “COVID-19 Community Resources and Information Page to my blog, with links to up-to-date and reliable resources and information from federal, state, and county sources, as well as the cities and public schools in the 68th Assembly District.

I have also decided to use my Assembly campaign phone-banking and community outreach resources to call seniors and people in need of critical services in the cities of Assembly District 68 — Lake Forest, Tustin, Orange, Irvine, Anaheim Hills and Villa Park — to ask how they’re doing during this stressful time and to see whether they need any help, including food assistance and mental health assistance and other community resources.  Our volunteer callers will be able to provide information and connect seniors with any community assistance or resources they might need. Read the story in the O.C. Register.

If you would like to join our “Supporting Seniors” virtual phone-bank and be a volunteer caller, please contact Carson at carson@votemelissafox.comSee our event page on Facebook HERE.

If you need help yourself or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at melissa@melissafoxlaw.com or call me at 949-683-8855.

 

Irvine Community Land Trust Continues Mission of Providing Affordable Housing During COVID-19 Crisis

Last week, my colleagues on the Board of Directors of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) unanimously elected me to serve another year as Chair.  I am grateful for their support and for the opportunity to continue to lead the important work of the Land Trust in this difficult time.

As we fight this deadly outbreak, secure and affordable housing has never been more important.

I’m very happy that California Governor Newsom has issued an Executive Order halting evictions due to non-payment of rent due to medical or financial consequences of COVID-19.  Adding to California’s already far too high 150.000 homeless population would make it even more difficult for us to stop the spread of the virus.

At our next meeting, which will be conducted electronically and to which the public is invited, we will be adopting new measures to help our tenants deal with the COVID-19 emergency, including rent deferments and other forms of assistance.

Our Executive Director of the Irvine Community Land Trust, Mark Asturias, has released the following statement in regard to ICLT’s response to COVID-19:

“Greetings,

There’s no shortage of uncertainly in the world lately, so I’d like to take a moment to tell you exactly how the Irvine Community Land Trust is navigating the post-COVID world.

As an affordable housing nonprofit, our communities are comprised of some of Irvine’s most vulnerable populations, even when there isn’t a global crisis weighing on them. No matter the circumstances, we remain steadfast in our commitment to our residents and to ensuring they have a place they can be proud to call “home.”

We will not falter, but we are doing things a little differently to best protect the health and safety of our staff, board members, residents and partners in the community.

For starters, we’re observing social distancing by moving our regular public board meetings online. Earlier this week, we held the ICLT’s first online board meeting, utilizing both Zoom and a public phone line to great effect. Information on joining our future digital meetings will be posted as available at http://www.irvineclt.org/agenda.

At each of our properties – Parc Derian, Alegre and Doria – we’re working with property managers to ensure residents are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to navigate these trying times.

Through a series of special government protocols, we’re continuing construction on our new community, Salerno. Out of concern for our construction workers, we’re also undertaking extraordinary measures to ensure they stay safe and healthy while on the job. And, in cooperation with our community partners, we’re continuing our work to make Irvine the best it can be, no matter the challenges we face.

In the coming weeks, the next edition of our newsletter will be delivered as usual, packed with the latest and greatest from the ICLT. For now, rest assured that our commitment to our mission burns stronger than ever as we rise to face this unprecedented situation.

Until next time, stay safe and stay healthy – we’re all in this together.

Sincerely,

Mark Asturias
Executive Director
Irvine Community Land Trust”

For links to up-to-date COVID-19 Resources and Information, click HERE.

 

 

Creating Affordable Housing in Irvine: Read the Irvine Community Land Trust 2019 Annual Report!

I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  Located in Irvine, California, the heart of Southern California’s most expensive real estate market, there is a tremendous need for affordable housing. Because this is our home, too, ICLT is committed to ensuring that Irvine is a place everyone can call “home.”

Recently, ICLT has released its 2019 Annual Report, which I want to share with you.

The Annual Report includes information about the latest achievements in our mission to provide permanent affordable housing to income-eligible Orange County residents.

Read the full report HERE.

We are proud of our progress in this critical area for our community and recognize that there is much more work to be done in 2020 and beyond.

We at the Irvine Community Land Trust are extremely proud to put a successful 2019 to bed. It was a landmark year for our nonprofit organization, marked by critical milestones, a host of awards and a major legislative accomplishment that will benefit the affordable housing landscape across California for decades to come.

Progress on Salerno as of Feb. 2020. Groundbreaking on Sept. 19, 2019. Completion expected Fall 2020.

Most importantly, though, 2019 saw the birth of new, high-quality affordable rental housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.

Due to our robust economy and desirable standard of living, Irvine remains one of the most expensive real estate markets in the nation.

Unfortunately, affordable housing is extremely limited and our working-class citizens, who are the backbone of the city, are among some of Irvine’s most vulnerable residents. With them in mind and in our hearts, we were thrilled to break ground on Salerno, the ICLT’s newest community which will bring 80 affordable homes to the city, including 15 for veterans, 10 for individuals with disabilities and 10 for families at risk of homelessness.

The homes at Salerno are growing by leaps and bounds, and have now climbed up to include a third floor. Keep checking back for more progress pictures from the site, and look forward to the community opening its doors later this year.When completed in the fall, Salerno will join Parc Derian, Alegre Apartments and Doria Apartment Homes as places where income eligible residents will proudly call Irvine “home.”

As the Orange County Register observed, these affordable communities offer “a new beginning for veterans, developmentally disabled people and families at risk of homelessness.”

Looking ahead, 2020 is shaping up to be equally exciting as we begin work on our first home ownership community, Native Spring. That will prove to be a real game-changer for us, the city and, of course, the new homeowners! For the first time, the Irvine Community Land Trust will build for-sale homes that hard-working Irvine residents making less than $100,000 can actually afford to buy.

The Native Spring homeownership project will serve moderate-income families with a 68-house development in Portola Springs that will have all the features of any market rate for-sale project in the city. A young couple earning $76,000 to $94,000 annually will be able to purchase a home for about $370,000.

Additionally, these homebuyers will “pay it forward” by agreeing to resale provisions that keep these homes permanently affordable. This development, which will break ground in 2020, is tremendously exciting for the ICLT as it stands to make the American dream a reality for many first time home buyers.

The ICLT continues to look for corporate donors who can provide grant opportunities, donate materials and items to help build, furnish and landscape new communities. Contact us to learn how to contribute!

You can learn more about the Irvine Community Land Trust at our website HERE.

In May 2019, the Irvine Community Land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations.  You can read about it HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Stand Up for What is Right: California Governor Newsom Declares “Fred Korematsu Day”

“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.” — Fred T. Korematsu (1919-2005)

Fred Korematsu, a Californian who challenged the constitutionality of the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War, was born 101 years ago on January 30, 1919.

Although Koresatsu lost his case in 1944, his fight against racism and for justice has been vindicated by history.

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring January 30th as Fred Korematsu Day in the State of California.

Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was born in Oakland, California, on January 30, 1919, the third of four sons to Japanese-American parents Kakusaburo Korematsu and Kotsui Aoki, who immigrated to the United States in 1905. He attended public schools, participated in the Castlemont High School (Oakland, California) tennis and swim teams, and worked in his family’s flower nursery in nearby San Leandro, California.

When called for military duty under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, Korematsu was rejected by the U.S. Navy due to stomach ulcers. Instead, he trained to become a welder in order to contribute his services to the defense effort. First, he worked as a welder at a shipyard. He went in one day to find his timecard missing; his coworkers hastily explained to him that he was Japanese so therefore he was not allowed to work there. He then found a new job, but was fired after a week when his supervisor returned from an extended vacation to find him working there. Because of his Japanese descent, Korematsu lost all employment completely following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On March 27, 1942, General John L. DeWitt, commander of the Western Defense Area, prohibited Japanese Americans from leaving the limits of Military Area No. 1, in preparation for their eventual evacuation to internment camps. Korematsu underwent plastic surgery on his eyelids in an unsuccessful attempt to pass as a Caucasian, changed his name to Clyde Sarah[13][14] and claimed to be of Spanish and Hawaiian heritage.

On May 3, 1942, when General DeWitt ordered Japanese Americans to report on May 9 to Assembly Centers as a prelude to being removed to the internment camps, Korematsu refused and went into hiding in the Oakland area. He was arrested on a street corner in San Leandro on May 30, 1942. Shortly after Korematsu’s arrest, Ernest Besig, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union in northern California, asked him whether he would be willing to use his case to test the legality of the Japanese American internment. Korematsu agreed.

Korematsu felt that “people should have a fair trial and a chance to defend their loyalty at court in a democratic way, because in this situation, people were placed in imprisonment without any fair trial.” On June 12, 1942, Korematsu had his trial date and was given $5,000 bail (equivalent to $76,670.06 in 2018). After Korematsu’s arraignment on June 18, 1942, Besig posted bail and he and Korematsu attempted to leave. When met by military police, Besig told Korematsu to go with them. The military police took Korematsu to the Presidio. Korematsu was tried and convicted in federal court on September 8, 1942, for a violation of Public Law No. 503, which criminalized the violations of military orders issued under the authority of Executive Order 9066, and was placed on five years’ probation.

He was taken from the courtroom and returned to the Tanforan Assembly Center, and thereafter he and his family were placed in the Central Utah War Relocation Center in Topaz, Utah. As an unskilled laborer, he was eligible to receive only $12 per month (equivalent to $184.01 in 2018) for working eight-hour days at the camp. He was placed in a horse stall with a single light bulb, and later said “jail was better than this.”

When Korematsu’s family was moved to the Topaz internment camp, he later recalled feeling isolated because his imprisoned compatriots recognized him and many, if not most, of them felt that if they talked to him they would also be seen as troublemakers.

Korematsu then appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, which granted review on March 27, 1943, but upheld the original verdict on January 7, 1944. He appealed again and brought his case to the United States Supreme Court, which granted review on March 27, 1944. On December 18, 1944, the Court issued Korematsu v. United States, a 6–3 decision authored by Justice Hugo Black, in which the Court held that compulsory exclusion, though constitutionally suspect, was justified during circumstances of “emergency and peril.”

Dissenting Justice Frank Murphy criticized what he called a “legalization of racism.” Justice Murphy added: “Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting, but it is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States. All residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new and distinct civilization of the United States. They must, accordingly, be treated at all times as the heirs of the American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.”

1942 editorial cartoon by Theodor Seuss Geisel (later author Dr. Seuss) depicting Japanese-Americans on the West Coast as prepared to conduct sabotage against the US.

Dissenting Justice Robert H. Jackson, who later served as Chief US Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, wrote that “Korematsu was born on our soil, of parents born in Japan. The Constitution makes him a citizen of the United States by nativity and a citizen of California by residence. No claim is made that he is not loyal to this country. There is no suggestion that apart from the matter involved here he is not law abiding and well disposed. Korematsu, however, has been convicted of an act not commonly a crime. It consists merely of being present in the state whereof he is a citizen, near the place where he was born, and where all his life he has lived. […] [H]is crime would result, not from anything he did, said, or thought, different than they, but only in that he was born of different racial stock. Now, if any fundamental assumption underlies our system, it is that guilt is personal and not inheritable. Even if all of one’s antecedents had been convicted of treason, the Constitution forbids its penalties to be visited upon him. But here is an attempt to make an otherwise innocent act a crime merely because this prisoner is the son of parents as to whom he had no choice, and belongs to a race from which there is no way to resign.”

After being released from the camp in Utah, Korematsu had to move east since the law would not allow former internees to move back westward. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he continued to fight racism. He still knew there were inequalities among the Japanese, since he experienced them in his everyday life. He found work repairing water tanks in Salt Lake City, but after three months on the job, he discovered he was being paid half of what his white coworkers were being paid. He told his boss that this was unfair and asked to be paid the same amount, but his boss only threatened to call the police and try to get him arrested just for being Japanese, so he left his job.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford signed a proclamation formally terminating Executive Order 9066 and apologizing for the internment, stated: “We now know what we should have known then—not only was that evacuation wrong but Japanese-Americans were and are loyal Americans. On the battlefield and at home the names of Japanese-Americans have been and continue to be written in history for the sacrifices and the contributions they have made to the well-being and to the security of this, our common Nation.”After this incident, Korematsu lost hope, remaining quiet for over thirty years. His own daughter did not find out about what her father did until she was in high school. He moved to Detroit, Michigan, where his younger brother lived, and where he worked as a draftsman until 1949. He married Kathryn Pearson in Detroit on October 12, 1946. They returned to Oakland to visit his family in 1949 because his mother was ill. They did not intend to stay, but decided to after Kathryn became pregnant with their first child, Karen. His daughter was born in 1950, and a son, Ken, in 1954.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed a special commission to investigate the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, which concluded that the decisions to remove those of Japanese ancestry to prison camps occurred because of “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership”. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which had been sponsored by Representative Norman Mineta and Senator Alan K. Simpson. It provided financial redress of $20,000 for each surviving detainee, totaling $1.2 billion.

In the early 1980s, while researching a book on internment cases, lawyer and University of California, San Diego professor Peter Irons came across evidence that Charles Fahy, the Solicitor General of the United States who argued Korematsu v. United States before the Supreme Court, had deliberately suppressed reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and military intelligence which concluded that Japanese-American citizens posed no security risk. These documents revealed that the military had lied to the Supreme Court, and that government lawyers had willingly made false arguments. Irons concluded that the Supreme Court’s decision was invalid since it was based on unsubstantiated assertions, distortions and misrepresentations. Along with a team of lawyers headed by Dale Minami, Irons petitioned for writs of error coram nobis with the federal courts, seeking to overturn Korematsu’s conviction.

On November 10, 1983, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of U.S. District Court in San Francisco formally vacated the conviction. Korematsu testified before Judge Patel, “I would like to see the government admit that they were wrong and do something about it so this will never happen again to any American citizen of any race, creed, or color.” He also said, “If anyone should do any pardoning, I should be the one pardoning the government for what they did to the Japanese-American people.” Judge Patel’s ruling cleared Korematsu’s name, but was incapable of overturning the Supreme Court’s decision.

President Bill Clinton awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, to Korematsu in 1998, saying, “In the long history of our country’s constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens stand for millions of souls: Plessy, Brown, Parks … to that distinguished list, today we add the name of Fred Korematsu.” That year, Korematsu served as the Grand Marshal of San Francisco’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival parade.

A member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, Korematsu was twice President of the San Leandro Lions Club, and for 15 years a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, San Francisco Bay Council.

From 2001 until his death in 2005, Korematsu served on the Constitution Project’s bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee. Discussing racial profiling in 2004, he warned, “No one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy.”

Fred Korematsu died of respiratory failure at his daughter’s home in Marin County, California, on March 30, 2005. One of the last things Korematsu said was, “I’ll never forget my government treating me like this. And I really hope that this will never happen to anybody else because of the way they look, if they look like the enemy of our country.” He also urged others to “protest, but not with violence, and don’t be afraid to speak up. One person can make a difference, even if it takes forty years.”

In 2018, in Trump v. Hawaii, the Supreme Court expressly declared that Korematsu’s case was wrongly decided. Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “Korematsu was gravely wrong the day it was decided, has been overruled in the court of history, and—to be clear—’has no place in law under the Constitution,” quoting Justice Jackson’s dissent in Korematsu v. United States.

The proclamation by Governor Newsom reads as follows:

“PROCLAMATION: “Fred Korematsu did not set out to become a civil rights hero, but his bold decision at the age of 23 to challenge the policy of Japanese internment forever altered the course of history. This year, as we commemorate the 101st anniversary of his birth, we reflect with gratitude on his brave crusade for civil rights.

An Oakland-born welder, Korematsu refused to abide by Executive Order 9066, the federal government’s demand that Japanese Americans report to incarceration camps. Korematsu’s act of protest led to his arrest and conviction, which he fought all the way to the Supreme Court. The Court ultimately ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration of Japanese Americans was justifiable based on military necessity.

Korematsu found vindication 40 years later, when a federal court overturned his criminal conviction. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel said then, “a grave injustice was done to American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry who, without individual review or any probative evidence against them, were excluded, removed and detained by the United States during World War II.”

Over the course of his life, Korematsu fought for the civil liberties of others. He was tireless in his work to ensure Americans understood the lessons learned from one of the dark chapters of our history. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu v. United States still hangs over this country after 76 years. Korematsu’s legacy reminds us that we must continue to strike out against injustice in our daily lives.”

Let us celebrate Fred Korematsu Day by learning his story, affirming our rejection of racism, and committing ourselves to stand up for what is right.

 

Irvine Again Ranked No. 1 City in Fiscal Strength!

I am proud to report that the City of Irvine has again — for the 3rd straight year — been ranked as the No. 1 City in the United States in Fiscal Strength by Truth in Accounting (TIA), a nonprofit organization that “cuts through politicization and accounting tricks, presenting transparent and nonpartisan figures of government finances.”

The Truth in Accounting ranking of America’s largest 75 cities calculated how a city would fare financially after all the bills are paid. Irvine was given a surplus score of $4,100 per taxpayer, earning the distinction as the most fiscally healthy large city in the United States.

The key findings of the report regarding Irvine were:

  • Irvine’s Taxpayer Surplus is $4,100, and it received a “B” from TIA. A particular city’s Taxpayer Surplus/Burden is the money available (or needed, if a burden) to pay bills divided by the number of taxpayers.
  • Irvine is a Sunshine City with enough assets to cover its debt. A Sunshine City is a city in state with a taxpayer surplus, which means that the state has enough funds and resources to pay its bills.
  • Decisions by elected officials have created a Taxpayer Surplus, which is each taxpayer’s share of money available after city bills have been paid.
  • Irvine has $626 million of assets available to pay bills.
  • Irvine has $380.4 million available after bills have been paid, which breaks down to $4,100 per taxpayer.

You can read the report on Irvine here and read the full report here.

We were also ranked No. 1 by Truth in Accounting in 2018 and 2017.

I am extremely proud of these awards, which reflect the strong commitment I’ve made to assuring Irvine’s fiscal health and stability, as well as the commitment of my City Council colleagues and City Staff.

Most important to me is the fact that our City is truly serving its residents with fiscal responsibility and financial transparency.

I ran for City Council on a platform of using my skills as a business attorney to safeguard every public dollar, and I have kept that promise by making sure that Irvine is financially transparent and doesn’t spend more than it can afford.

I have made it my mission to make our City’s budget truly transparent and free from any obfuscations or accounting tricks — and I am tremendously proud that Irvine has received this prestigious non-partisan award as America’s most fiscally healthy city in every year that I have served on the City Council.

Government transparency and fiscal responsibility should be neither a conservative nor a liberal idea, but appeal to both, as we strive to address increasing social needs with limited resources.

The Challenges of Affordable Housing – and How the Irvine Community Land Trust is Making Progress by Opening the Door to a Wave of New Home Owners

As many of you know I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.

Late last year, we celebrated the groundbreaking for Salerno, our newest affordable housing community in Irvine. On schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2020, Salerno will offer affordable rents as low as $550 for a one-bedroom, $625 for a two-bedroom and $695 for a three-bedroom.

Thirty-five of the homes will be reserved for those earning less than 30 percent of the area median income: 15 for veterans; 10 for individuals with developmental disabilities; and 10 for families at risk of homelessness.  As the Orange County Register observed, these affordable communities offer “a new beginning for veterans, developmentally disabled people and families at risk of homelessness.”

Recently, ICLT has released a video made during the groundbreaking for Salerno, which I want to share with you:

 

In the video, I talk about the crucial role that ICLT and I played in the passage of new legislation, SB 196, which ICLT and I worked on with Senators Jim Beall, Mike McGuire, and Bob Wieckowski to pass in Sacramento, and which has now been signed into law by the Governor, allows properties slated for affordable rental homes to get a tax exemption sooner, saving nonprofit builders between millions of dollars that can instead go toward building more affordable homes.

The new law also extends this property tax break to land for owner-occupied affordable home projects.  As I told the Orange County Register, “It’s really hard to build these [affordable housing] projects. You have to have a lot of funding, and property taxes can take a significant bite out of that. Even if it didn’t prevent us from doing the [Salerno] project, it lowered the number of units we could do.”  Now that’s been changed.  Under the new law, property tax rates will be lower at the outset for below-market rate, affordable housing, making it much easier and more practical to build more permanently affordable housing for more people in need.

Since I joined the ICLT, we’ve built two below-market rate apartment communities, Parc Derian and Doria, for families making no more than 80 percent of the area’s median household income; some residents earn less than 30 percent of the median income, which in Orange County is $97,900 for a family of four.

The affordable housing we’ve created with ICLT profoundly and positively impacts the health and education outcomes for hundreds of people. That’s why I volunteer to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust. The affordable housing crisis isn’t just about buildings. We’re building communities for all the people who desperately need a place to live, including children who need a positive environment to thrive.

You can learn more about the Irvine Community Land Trust at our website HERE.

In May 2019, the Irvine Community Land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations.  You can read about it HERE.

Happy Martin Luther King Day! National Day of Service: Volunteer Opportunities in Irvine and Orange County

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a National Day of Service.

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK National Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”  It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national and community problems.

There are many opportunities for service in Irvine and Orange County.

Click here to see our City of Irvine website special section on volunteer opportunities.

Among the many Irvine organizations that need volunteer service are: the Irvine Animal Care Center, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park, Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Irvine Global Village Festival, High School Youth Action Team, Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, Meals on Wheels, and Senior Centers.

In addition, Irvine Gives is a comprehensive online resource to help locate the giving opportunities you seek.

If you want to donate time, money or materials, clicking on Irvine Gives is a great place to start.

There are also many opportunities for service in greater Orange County.

A terrific local organization for service is the Community Action Partnership of Orange County.  The Community Action Partnership is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Orange County by eliminating and preventing poverty. Volunteers are a key element of the Community Action Partnership’s to bring hope and resources to those who need help the most.  You can make a difference by caring and taking action.  Contact them at 714-897-6670.

One of the main activities of the Community Action Partnership is the Orange County Food Bank.

The OC Food Bank works with nearly 400 local charities, soup kitchens, and community organizations to end hunger and malnutrition by providing donated food, USDA commodities, and purchased food to non-profit agencies in Orange County that serve low-income families and individuals.

Annually, the OC Food Bank is able to distribute more than 20 million pounds of food. The OC Food Banks is located at 11870 Monarch Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841. You can also contact them by phone at 714-897-6670.

Other organizations providing great service opportunities in Orange County are the Orange County Rescue Mission (714-441-8090) and the United Way (949-263-6125).  The United Way website lists many opportunities to help people in need throughout Orange County.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to our community and directly help those in need.

Thank you for your service to our community!

Why I Voted “No” on a Zoning Change to Permit 1,000 More Million Dollar Single Family Houses in Irvine. Tell the Irvine City Council What You Think!

Recently, I voted “No” on continuing the second reading of a re-zoning proposal that would allow the addition of 1,000 single family million dollar houses to be built by the Irvine Company in the area of Portola Springs/Orchard Hills in Irvine.

This vote could have been the end of the issue, since on the first reading both Mayor Christina Shea and Councilmember Mike Carroll voted against the re-zoning.

However, Councilmember Mike Carroll now voted with the supporters of adding 1,000 new homes (Councilmembers Anthony Kuo and Farrah N. Khan) to continue the item to January 2020.

Carroll, Kuo and Khan won the vote to continue, 3-2. This means that these additional 1,000 million dollar single family houses will again come before the Council.

As a longtime advocate for local communities to permit more housing to alleviate our statewide affordable housing crisis, I was initially disposed to vote in favor of this re-zoning proposal.

But on further reflection, it became apparent to me that this proposed housing development would be built without the necessary infrastructure, including new schools and a local retail center, which are needed and have long been promised to residents.

I am a strong advocate for action on the local and state level addressing the housing crisis, but not at the cost of overcrowded schools and the abandonment of Irvine’s renowned village model and our Master Plan balancing housing with schools, retail centers, and open space.

In particular, I am a strong supporter of Irvine’s village concept, which is intended to reduce sprawl and traffic congestion, and create walkable neighborhoods and a sense of community, by locating housing, at several different levels of purchase price or rental cost, around both local schools and a local retail center.  This village model — an essential part of Irvine’s Master Plan long promoted by the Irvine Company — has been enormously successful.  As the Irvine Chamber of Commerce has boasted, Irvine is a “City of Villages.”

You can see a video promoting the Irvine Master Plan, with specific reference to the Irvine village model as an integral part of the Master Plan, here:

For this reason, I was very concerned — shocked, actually — when a representative of the Irvine Company responded to my questioning by stating that the Irvine Company had no plans to build a retail center near these new homes and were no longer committed to the village model.

In other words, I came to see that voting in favor of this zoning change is tantamount to voting for Irvine to no longer be a “City of Villages.”

On the issue of whether these proposed 1,000 million dollar homes would help alleviate the affordable housing crisis, here are the facts:

This week’s OC Register reports on an analysis by the Southern California News Group that graded every jurisdiction in California on its progress on state-mandated housing goals (the Regional Housing Needs Assessment or RHNA).

According to the article, Irvine is supposed to permit 12,149 homes between 2013 and 2021. Housing units are mandated in each of four categories: (1) very low income, (2) low income, (3) moderate income, and (4) above moderate income.

The number show that Irvine has done exceptionally well in providing housing in the moderate and (especially) above moderate income categories, but is not doing nearly as well in the low income and very low income categories, where it is seriously off track in meetings its RHNA goals.

Very Low Income Units: Irvine has permitted 907 very low income units, needs 1,761 to be on track, 2,817 for final goal.  In sum, very low income units are not on track, and are far from the final goal.

Low Income Units: Irvine has permitted 3 units, needs 271 to be on track, 2,034 for final goal. In sum, low income units are not on track, and are far from final goal.

Moderate Income Units: Irvine has permitted 12,973 units, needs 1,399 to be on track, 2,239 for final goal. In sum, moderate income units are more than on track, and are already in excess of the final goal.

Above Moderate Income Units: Irvine has permitted 12,137 units, needs 3,162 to be on track, 5,059 for final goal. In sum, above moderate income units are far more than on track, and are already far in excess of the final goal.

These numbers demonstrate what everyone knows: Irvine’s housing is overwhelmingly skewed toward the “Above Moderate Income” market.

The 1,000 housing units that would be added to Portola Springs/Orchid Hills under the re-zoning proposed by the Irvine Company are single family homes costing above $1,000,000.  These 1,000 “Above Moderate Income” units would not help Irvine meet its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) goals.

On the contrary, they would exacerbate Irvine’s school over-crowding and traffic congestion problems while doing little or nothing to ease our affordable housing crisis.

That’s why I voted No.

It is my belief that only saying No to these projects that provide housing only for the well-to-do, will we encourage developers to build more environmentally responsible and affordable housing projects.

I hope Irvine residents will make their views on this proposal for an additional 1,000 million dollar single family houses clear to all members of the Council between now and then.

Contact information for all members of the Irvine City Council can be found here.

Now Available: The 2020 Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar! All Proceeds Benefit Animal Care!

The 2020 Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar is on sale now for $15.

Get the perfect holiday present for your loved one (person or pet)!

Proceeds from 2020 Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar sales go toward providing shelter and care for the animals at the center.

You can purchase your calendar at the center during regular business hours, weekdays from noon to 6 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.

Each year, the Irvine Animal Care Center provides shelter, care, and enrichment for approximately 3,000 animals. Support from the community helps the center provide high-quality daily care and enhanced medical treatment to animals in need.

Visit the Center’s Programs and Services webpage to learn more about how your contributions and support allow the Animal Care Center to help the animals in our care find the new adoptive homes they deserve.

The mission of the Irvine Animal Care Center is to provide a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; place all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reunites owner-identified animals with their owners; and promote human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program and to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!

For questions about the Irvine Animal Care Center Calendar, call 949-724-7740.

 

Read the Irvine Community Land Trust Q4 2019 Newsletter: New Affordable Housing, Tax Reform, Affordable Housing Conference, and More!

I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  

Since I joined the ICLT, we’ve built two below-market rate apartment communities, Parc Derian and Doria, for families making no more than 80 percent of the area’s median household income; some residents earn less than 30 percent of the median income, which in Orange County is $97,900 for a family of four.

ICLT Chair Melissa Fox speaking at the groundbreaking of Salerno, our newest affordable housing community in Irvine.

Recently, we celebrated the groundbreaking for Salerno, our newest affordable housing community in Irvine. On schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2020, Salerno will offer affordable rents as low as $550 for a one-bedroom, $625 for a two-bedroom and $695 for a three-bedroom.

Thirty-five of the homes will be reserved for those earning less than 30 percent of the area median income: 15 for veterans; 10 for individuals with developmental disabilities; and 10 for families at risk of homelessness.

As the Orange County Register observed, these affordable communities offer “a new beginning for veterans, developmentally disabled people and families at risk of homelessness.”

New Communities, the first modern land trust, started 50 years ago in Georgia by the descendants of slaves.

As Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), I have been actively working with members of the California State Legislature to enact tax reforms to make it it much easier to create affordable housing throughout California.

The new legislation, SB 196, which ICLT and I worked on with Senators Jim Beall, Mike McGuire, and Bob Wieckowski to pass in Sacramento, and which has now been signed into law by the Governor, allows properties slated for affordable rental homes to get a tax exemption sooner, saving nonprofit builders between millions of dollars that can instead go toward building more affordable homes.

The new law also extends this property tax break to land for owner-occupied affordable home projects.  As I told the Orange County Register, “It’s really hard to build these [affordable housing] projects. You have to have a lot of funding, and property taxes can take a significant bite out of that. Even if it didn’t prevent us from doing the [Salerno] project, it lowered the number of units we could do.”  Now that’s been changed.  Under the new law, property tax rates will be lower at the outset for below-market rate, affordable housing, making it much more practical to build more housing for more people in need.

Mark Asturias, Melissa Fox, and Leon M. Nappier at New Communities.

Last month, I traveled to Georgia with ICLT Executive Director Mark Asturias and fellow board member Leon M. Napper for the Reclaiming Vacant Properties and Grounded Solutions Conference. While we were there, we visited New Communities, the first of the modern land trusts, founded in Leesburg, Georgia, in 1969, a former plantation is now owned by the descendants of slaves and dedicated to conservation and racial reconciliation. This land trust went on to inspire the hundreds of community land trusts that exist today, ourselves included.

All of these recent events are covered in our Q4 2019 Irvine Community Land Trust Newsletter HERE.

The affordable housing we’ve created with ICLT profoundly and positively impacts the health and education outcomes for hundreds of people. That’s why I volunteer to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust. The affordable housing crisis isn’t just about buildings. We’re building communities for all the people who desperately need a place to live, including children who need a positive environment to thrive.

You can learn more about the Irvine Community Land Trust at our website HERE.

In May 2019, the Irvine Community Land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations.  You can read about it HERE.

California State Auditor Gives Irvine Highest Rating for Fiscal Health!

As an Irvine City Councilmember who ran on a promise of fiscal responsibility, I am very pleased to announce that the California State Auditor’s Office has recently published a comprehensive ranking of 471 California cities based on their fiscal health and that Irvine achieved the Auditor’s highest possible rating of “low risk.”

This designation indicates that a city has low risk of experiencing fiscal distress.

A map created by the state auditor’s office ranks cities by fiscal health. Green is low risk, yellow is moderate risk and red is high risk.

Among the indicators used to evaluate the cities’ fiscal health were each city’s cash position or liquidity, debt burden, financial reserves, revenue trends, and ability to pay for employee retirement benefits.

I’m proud of my record on the Irvine City Council in increasing government accountability, openness, and transparency.

I’ve received the Orange County Taxpayers Watchdog Award for “demonstrating dedication to the protection of taxpayer funds and for the advocacy of government transparency and fiscal responsibility.”

Under my leadership, the Irvine Community land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations.

I was also the only member of the Irvine City Council to oppose Measure D, which would have eliminated voter input into development decisions, because I believe that citizens must have a strong voice in deciding the future of their neighborhoods.

I enthusiastically supported the City’s adoption of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance, which expanded public notice to four times longer than California law requires and prevents government action without full and informed participation from the community. I also supported approval of a two-year budget cycle, along with a five-year financial planning program, to bring more accountability to government spending.

You can read the full California State Auditor’s Report HERE.

As a member of the Irvine City Council, I am extremely proud of these accomplishments But much more important to me is the fact that our city is truly serving its residents with fiscal responsibility and transparency.

I ran for City Council on a platform of using my skills as a business attorney to safeguard every public dollar, and I have kept that promise by making sure that Irvine is financially transparent and doesn’t spend more than it can afford.

These awards reflect the commitment that I and my colleagues on the Irvine City Council, as well as our Finance Commissioners and our professional staff, have made to the taxpayers and residents of Irvine, and to the principles of government transparency and fiscal responsibility.

Government transparency and fiscal responsibility should be neither a conservative nor a liberal idea, but appeal to both, as we strive to address increasing social needs with limited resources.

Leading Real Estate News Source Highlights Irvine Community Land Trust’s Role in a Enacting New Tax Reforms Expected to Fuel Affordable Housing Construction in California!

As Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), I have been actively working with members of the California State Legislature to enact tax reforms to make it it much easier to create affordable housing throughout California.

The new legislation, SB 196, which ICLT and I worked on with Senators Jim Beall, Mike McGuire, and Bob Wieckowski to pass in Sacramento, and which has now been signed into law by the Governor, allows properties slated for affordable rental homes to get a tax exemption sooner, saving nonprofit builders between millions of dollars that can instead go toward building more affordable homes. The new law also extends this property tax break to land for owner-occupied affordable home projects.  As I told the Orange County Register, “It’s really hard to build these [affordable housing] projects. You have to have a lot of funding, and property taxes can take a significant bite out of that. Even if it didn’t prevent us from doing the [Salerno] project, it lowered the number of units we could do.”

Now that’s been changed.  Under the new law, property tax rates will be lower at the outset for below-market rate, affordable housing, making it much more practical to build more housing for more people in need.

I’m very pleased that GlobeSt.com, a leading real estate news source, has written about our success.

Here is their report:

The New CA Law That Could Generate Loads of Affordable Housing
SB 196 provides a property tax exemption to affordable housing developers during construction.

By Kelsi Maree Borland

“Last week, Gavin Newsom signed a SB 196 into law, creating new opportunities for affordable housing throughout the state. The new law provides a property tax exemption for developers of affordable housing during the construction phase—the first three to five years after purchasing raw land. The legislation is expected to go a long way in fueling more affordable housing development.”

“Organizations like the Irvine Community Land Trust have been advocating for like legislation for years. ‘We have been looking at legislation to support community land trusts for many years,’ Mark Asturias, executive director of the ICLT, tells GlobeSt.com. ‘Our land trust was looking at the welfare exemption specifically because of the high property tax carry cost here in Orange County. Many people understand that the cost of land and housing is very expensive in Orange County, and in our world, we can’t carry the cost of market-rate land. Because most of our land is developed through a public partnership, we hoped to get this in place to use money to pay for the construction of new projects.'”

“Asturias anticipates that the legislation will be successful in generating more affordable housing, which the state of California desperately needs. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for us. We are now going to be able to develop properties without paying taxes on the property at market rate while we are trying to get our entitlements in place,’ Asturias. ‘In California, it takes three to five years to get through the process from the day you buy the property to the day you can actually finish the construction of the house.'”

“The legislation does come with a caveat. Developers must start and complete their project on time, or they must pay back the taxes. ‘We talked with many people in the community land trust about how long we would need to develop vacant land. It is usually three to five years,’ Asturias says. “We didn’t want to represent to anyone as we were getting this bill put forward that we were land banking, meaning that we were going to hold vacant land and not develop it. That isn’t the mission of a community land trust, and we felt that was reasonable to put a limit on the amount of time that the exemption could be in place. That was a fair trade-off in our view.'”

“The state and Governor’s office is on a mission to combat the housing crisis, and this is only the latest piece of legislation. ‘We want to demonstrate that we can offer a variety of tools, and we believe that the Governor recognized that,’ says Asturias. ‘With all of the legislation that he is passing, we believe that he is demonstrating an effort to address the entire housing spectrum.’”

Our next affordable housing community for the Irvine Community Land Trust is 68 owner-occupied townhomes on Native Spring alongside the 133 toll road.  The ILCLT  has been under contract to buy the land from the city for four and a half years, but has held off closing escrow until the new legislation is in place, saving an estimated $600,000 in property taxes.  Now we are able to move forward immediately on this innovative and exciting project in affordable home ownership!

Learn more about the Irvine Community Land Trust at our website HERE.

You can read our ICLT Newsletter HERE.

In May 2019, the Irvine Community Land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations. Read about it HERE.

We Had a Wonderful Time at the 2019 Global Village Festival at the Great Park! Help Us by Make It Even Better by Taking Our Survey!

My family had a wonderful time the 2019 Global Village Festival at the Great Park!

When many immigrant communities and religious and ethnic minorities are feeling themselves under attack, the message of the Global Village Festival — “Many Cultures, One World” — was especially welcome.  The Global Village Festival was truly a celebration of the thriving diversity that is now the real Orange County.

Last year was the first time that the Irvine Global Village Festival, formerly held at Col. Bill Barber Park next to Irvine City Hall, was held at the far more expansive grounds of the Orange County Great Park.  This year was the first time that the Festival was extended to two full days.

As in past years, my favorite parts of the Festival were visiting the many different national and ethnic organizations that hosted booths and listening to the great musical performances from many cultures.  I also enjoyed the shopping, the food, watching the children play in the newly expanded Kids Village, meeting old friends and making new ones.

The City of Irvine has created a brief survey for people who attended the Festival.  By completing it, you’ll be helping us make the Festival even better in the future.  You can find the survey HERE.

Here are some of our pictures from our time at the Festival.

I look forward to seeing more of yours!

 

Join Me at Irvine’s Two-Day Global Village Festival at the Great Park!

My favorite Irvine cultural event of the year is almost here!  Experience sights and sounds from around the world on Saturday, October 12 through –Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., at the Orange County Great Park, at the Irvine Global Village Festival!

I am thrilled that, for the very first time, the Irvine Global Village Festival will run for two days at the Great Park!

In Irvine, we are proud of saying that our city is not only among the most diverse cities in the nation, it is also the most fully integrated.

There are no ethnic, linguistic, religious, or cultural enclaves in Irvine: every neighborhood reflects Irvine’s harmonious ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural diversity.

How diverse is Irvine?  A non-English language is spoken in a remarkable 58% of Irvine homes, with more than 70 different languages spoken in residences throughout Irvine.  Nearly 40 % of Irvine’s public-school students have a primary language other than English.

Irvine is also home to more than 80 different churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship, serving Irvine’s wonderful cultural and religious diversity.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Irvine Global Village Festival – Irvine’s largest and most attended community event.

Founded in 1998 by a group of Irvine residents to help promote understanding and build harmony within Irvine’s many diverse cultures, the Global Village Festival is now Irvine’s signature event, featuring more than 100 performances on five stages; international cuisine and food from more than 50 restaurants; an international marketplace filled with unique crafts and textiles; interactive, educational and entertaining cultural displays, demonstrations, and performances; and an international village just for kids.

More than 40 local restaurants and gourmet food trucks serve up samples of regional and international specialties from boba smoothies, miso soup, falafel, Mexican fusion tacos and German pretzels to Japanese dumplings, Hawaiian shaved ice and the all-American bacon-wrapped hot dog. Please be prepared with cash for food and beverage purchases.

At the heart of the Festival is the Community Partners Pavilion, where nonprofit, local community groups and government agencies have an opportunity to showcase their programs and services to the community.

This year, we’ve incorporated the best of Irvine’s historic fall festivals to offer a wide variety of food and music options, interactive activities, and exhibitions throughout an entire weekend. Families will delight in an expanded Kids Village with crafts, a “Seek-a-Treat” fall scavenger hunt, and a petting zoo. Attendees of all ages will enjoy samples of the best international cuisine as well as favorite festival foods for purchase; an Artisans Marketplace and the event’s first-ever art exhibition and demonstrations; and musical performances representing cultures from around the world — all while attending Orange County’s premier festival.

I’m looking forward to celebrating the many facets of Irvine’s diversity at the Global Village Festival – and I look forward to seeing you there!

Here are some important Festival details:

What: Irvine Global Village Festival

When: Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Orange County Great Park.

Where: Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618

Cost: Admission is $5:00! Please be prepared with cash for food and beverage purchases.  A $20 Family Pass offers one-day admission for up to six people. Tickets are on sale now at irvinefestival.org/buy-tickets

Parking: Parking is free, but premier parking closer to the festival site will be available for $10 on-site (cash only). Disabled person parking is available. Please have the appropriate placard visible and parking directors will route vehicles to disabled parking.

Shuttle to the Festival: UCI Students and Staff: Anteater Express Shuttle service to and from the festival will be available for UCI students and staff.

Bike to the Festival:  The easiest way to get to the Festival is by bike. The City of Irvine has an extensive system of bike trails to get you to and from the event, and once inside, riders can safely and securely store their bikes at the Festival’s free Bike Valet area, hosted by the Bicycle Club of Irvine and the Orange County Bicycle Coalition. Use Irvine’s Bike Map to plan your trip.

Pets: Dogs are welcome at the Irvine Global Village Festival! However, owners must be responsible for their pets; dogs must be on leash, interact well in a large crowd and remain in the charge of a person competent to restrain them.

See you there!

We Just Opened a New Affordable Housing Community in Irvine and Made it Easier to Create Affordable Housing Throughout California!

I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  Like all Irvine Community Land Trust Board Members, I serve as a volunteer, without compensation.  

Since I joined the ICLT, we’ve built two below-market rate apartment communities, Parc Derian and Doria, for families making no more than 80 percent of the area’s median household income; some residents earn less than 30 percent of the median income, which in Orange County is $97,900 for a family of four.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Solarno, the Irvine Community Land Trust’s newest affordable housing community.

Last week, we celebrated the groundbreaking for Salerno, our newest affordable housing community in Irvine.

On schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2020, Salerno will offer affordable rents as low as $550 for a one-bedroom, $625 for a two-bedroom and $695 for a three-bedroom. Thirty-five of the homes will be reserved for those earning less than 30 percent of the area median income: 15 for veterans; 10 for individuals with developmental disabilities; and 10 for families at risk of homelessness.

As the Orange County Register observed, this affordable community will be “a new beginning for the veterans, developmentally disabled people and families at risk of homelessness who will become its tenants when it opens next year.”

In addition, I’m excited to report on the passage of new tax break legislation I’ve been fighting for in Sacramento, which will make it much easier to create affordable housing throughout California! 

The new legislation, which I worked on with Senators Jim Beall, Mike McGuire and Bob Wieckowski to pass in Sacramento, allows properties slated for affordable rental homes to get a tax exemption sooner, saving nonprofit builders between millions of dollars that can instead go toward building more affordable homes. The new law also extends this property tax break to land for owner-occupied affordable home projects.

As I told the Orange County Register, “It’s really hard to build these [affordable housing] projects. You have to have a lot of funding, and property taxes can take a significant bite out of that. Even if it didn’t prevent us from doing the [Salerno] project, it lowered the number of units we could do.”

Now that’s been changed.

Before the new legislation, property taxes were not adequately adjusted for below-market rate housing.  Landowners such as the ICLT that wanted to build affordable, below-market housing couldn’t get a property tax exemption until a project was underway, and county tax assessors interpreted that requirement to mean anything from shovels in the ground to tenants moving in.  In the case of Salerno in Irvine, where vacant land is assessed at approximately $4 million an acre, taxes on the land amounted to $275,000, which had to be paid before the project could be constructed.

Under the new law, property tax rates will be lower at the outset for below-market rate, affordable housing, making it much more practical to build more housing for more people in need.

Our next affordable housing community is 68 owner-occupied townhomes on Native Spring alongside the 133 toll road.  The ILCLT  has been under contract to buy the land from the city for four and a half years, but has held off closing escrow until the new legislation is in place, saving an estimated $600,000 in property taxes.  Now we are able to move forward immediately on this innovative and exciting project in affordable home ownership!

Learn more about the Irvine Community Land Trust at our website HERE.

You can read our ICLT Newsletter HERE.

In May 2019, the Irvine Community Land Trust was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations. Read about it HERE.

Join Me on Thurs., September 19 at 10:00 a.m. for the Groundbreaking for Salerno — the Irvine Community Land Trust’s Newest Affordable Housing Community!

In 2018, I was elected to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust, (ICLT) guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  Like all Irvine Community Land Trust Board Members, I serve as a volunteer, without compensation. 

We build high-quality affordable rental, ownership and special needs housing for the benefit of income-eligible families. Located in the heart of Southern California’s one of the most expensive real estate markets, there is a tremendous need for affordable housing.

Because this is our home, too, the we are committed to ensuring that Irvine is a place where everyone can call “home.”

On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:00 a.m., we’ll be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for our latest project — the 80-unit Salerno.

You are invited to attend!

On schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2020, Salerno will offer affordable rents as low as $550 for a one-bedroom, $625 for a two-bedroom and $695 for a three-bedroom.

Thirty-five of the homes will be reserved for those earning less than 30 percent of the area median income: 15 for veterans; 10 for individuals with developmental disabilities; and 10 for families at risk of homelessness.

Like all ICLT homes, qualifying residents must register on our Interest List: www.irvineclt.org/interest-list.

Please know that parking will be limited, so come early!

I hope to see you there!

You can read our ICLT Newsletter HERE.

In 2019, ICLT was awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s most respected source of information on nonprofit organizations

 

 

 

Join Me at OCFA’s “Day of Remembrance” Ceremony Honoring Those We Lost on September 11, 2001

The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire . . . 
May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love.

Please join me, the brave men and women of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), and other members of the OCFA Board of Directors at a special “Day of Remembrance” Ceremony at OCFA Headquarters in Irvine, honoring those lost on September 11, 2001.

The ceremony will take place at 8:46 a.m. and is in memory of all of those lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Here is the official announcement of the ceremony:

“The tragic events of September 11, 2001 that occurred is a day in our nation’s history that we can never forget. On Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is commemorating the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11. Marking this important anniversary, OCFA will host the annual Remembrance Ceremony to honor the 2,977 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. This year’s 18th anniversary is especially important to OCFA as we will dedicate a beam from the Twin Towers at our Regional Fire Operations Training Center (RFOTC).”

OCFA Headquarters is located at 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602

Never forget.