A Budget Summit on Park Avenue

ALBANY—Business leaders will huddle tomorrow to develop and share their ideas on how the state can deal with a growing budget gap.

“Hopefully we’re going to mobilize some constructive responses to the budget crisis,” said Kathy Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City. “We want to be constructively anti-tax.”

The Partnership and Citizens Budget Commission organized the forum, which will be held in the offices J.P. Morgan Chase. David Paterson will address the convention, Wylde said, and Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch will stay for panel discussions and break-out sessions.

Paterson will be introduced by Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan. Others expected to attend the confab are Steve Spinola of REBNY, developer Doug Durst, Kenneth Adams of the Business Council, Brian Sampson from Unshackle Upstate, Carol Kellerman of the CBC and Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis.

The point, Wylde said, is for the business community to present a “strong voice” in the coming budget negotiations.

A Budget Summit on Park Avenue