In the Inbox today, a note from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn about a public hearing taking place on Monday:

“On Monday, March 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, the Council will hold a hearing on a package of legislation designed to preserve and protect our City’s affordable housing supply, including:

* two bills extending the rent-stabilization and rent-control laws; and

* two resolutions calling on Albany to end vacancy decontrol and repeal the state’s Urstadt law, returning control over rent regulations to the City Council.

By participating in this hearing and speaking out on the need to strengthen rent protections, you can help us send a clear message to Albany that control over rental housing must be returned to our City’s leaders.”

For more information on the hearing, visit the Council website.