Events for February 20, 2007

6 a.m. Polls open for the two special elections for City Council seats in Brooklyn’s 40th District, and Staten Island’s 51st District.

11 a.m. Community Service Society releases a report on the school “drop out epidemic” on the steps of City Hall.

11:30 a.m. Brooklyn advocates protests plans to omit International Studies High School from a Bensonhurst campus at the Tweed Courthouse.

1 p.m. Corporate leaders discuss a plan to fight climate change at Columbia University.

2:30 p.m. Cab Watch donates 3,500 “911 only” cell phones to Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes at the DA’s office on Jay Street.

6 p.m. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy delivers his State of the City speech at P.S. 4 on Bright Street.

8 p.m. “Questioning the White House Press Corps” forum, with Bob Schieffer of CBS and White House Spokesman Tony Snow, airs on C-SPAN.

9 p.m. Polls close in today’s elections.

And Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg host a fund-raiser for Barack Obama in Los Angeles.

– Azi Paybarah