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District 39

Brad Lander

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Even as summer camps and public pools reopen, Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Health Department have repeatedly failed to provide any guidance to child care centers. 
New legislation would allow centers to immediately and safely reopen, with clear health and safety guidance, providing relief to working families and struggling providers.

NEW YORK —

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Congratulations to all the students, educators, and parents who made it through remote learning this semester! I know it was not easy. This may have been some of the hardest learning, teaching, and parenting in human history. But dedicated teachers, resilient students, and infinitely patient parents have done so much to make it work.

There are so many critical and unanswered questions —

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Juneteenth 2020

This year, Juneteenth comes amid a national uprising against police violence and systemic racism unlike any time in decades.

As the coronavirus outbreak and response continue to escalate, we wanted to keep you as informed as possible about what we are doing to keep people safe and healthy, and also how we can work together (virtually) as neighbors to help out. I know it’s really hard to balance the urgency & anxiety we are all feeling at this moment, especially knowing that things are going to get worse in the coming days. I remain deeply grateful for the solidarity and thoughtfulness of this community in times of crisis.

Late last week I wrote to urge everyone to take reasonable precautions and not panic at the spread of coronavirus. While more COVID-19 cases have been identified in New York (and the numbers are going to grow in the coming days), the advice from public health officials has not dramatically changed: wash hands frequently, stay home if you are sick, support seniors and other vulnerable people (see below), and don’t panic. 

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New York — Council Member Brad Lander sent a letter today to gig economy companies calling on them to take immediate action to address the vulnerability of contract workers during the coronavirus outbreak, including providing paid sick leave to their workers during the crisis.

“Gig workers are on the frontlines of the health and economic risks of the coronavirus outbreak,” said Council Member Brad Lander.

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After a comprehensive review, new database will provide dramatically increased transparency and oversight, and improve project management to save time and money on City construction projects.

NEW YORK, NY — The City Council voted Tuesday to approve legislation sponsored by City Council Member Brad Lander, in partnership with the de Blasio Administration, to create a taskforce to implement a public, searchable capital projects database.

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Seventeen NYC councilmembers, led by Councilmembers Brad Lander, Mark Treyger, Stephen Levin and Speaker Corey Johnson, sent a letter to National Grid on July 31 demanding that the utility immediately end the company’s moratorium on new gas hook ups. The letter, addressed to National Grid President John Bruckner, chastises the company for holding residents and business owners hostage in order to lobby for approval of the Williams Pipeline, a project that would have detrimental environmental impacts to water quality in New York and New Jersey. 

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