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District 27

I. Daneek Miller

Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens

City Council members have been told that the commission’s preliminary recommendations will come out in late October or early November, Council Member Daneek Miller (D) said at the Queens forum.

Commission leaders have said before that final recommendations would follow the preliminary findings after another round of public input.

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“Our city’s greatness is owed to the work and performance of its dedicated civils servants, but the municipal legacy system that has suppressed generations of Black and Brown New Yorkers aspiring to serve our city endures in 2019, and that is a tragedy,” said Miller, who represents a portion of southeast Queens.

“Our first responders of color at EMS love their jobs, but don’t get a fair salary that keeps food on their families tables, and reluctantly leave for gainful employment as firefighters or sanitation workers.

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Two bills co-sponsored by Councilmen Daneek Miller (D-St.Albans) and Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) would establish a city-run retirement savings program that would be funded through an after-taxes payroll deduction.

Under the Miller-Kalos Plan, companies that have 10 or more employees would be covered if they do not offer some sort of retirement savings program.

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“We advocated for all civilian responders who were at Ground Zero to be granted unlimited sick leave, and moved the City Council to lend its voice to the nationwide call for Congress to pass the law that made the Victim Compensation Fund permanent,” said Council Member I. Daneek Miller, chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor.

“I applaud the Administration for its proposal to provide health-care security and peace of mind to surviving family members of our heroes and heroines.

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A Jamaica block has a new name in honor of the late NYPD Detective Keith L. Williams, who was killed in 1989 by a prisoner he and a fellow detective were transporting.

A “Detective Keith L. Williams Way” street sign went up Saturday at the corner of 172nd Street and Liberty Avenue, after the City Council approved Council Member I.

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“For those of us who witnessed the fateful events of 9/11, the imagery of that day – the planes, the fire, the smoke, the people, the debris, the dust, the heroism – is no less vivid eighteen years later. As we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001, let us also remember those we have lost since, as well as those who suffer still, due to deadly and debilitating 9/11-related illnesses: first responders, civilian workers, and survivors,”

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“New York City is the financial capital of the world, and the ugly truth is that its stature as such has roots in the slave trade,” said Councilman I. Daneek Miller, a co-sponsor of the legislation with Councilwoman Inez Barron (D-Brooklyn).

“Major corporations like JPMorgan Chase have been forced to disclose their past ties to slavery, and the City Council has a responsibility to ensure that our local agencies are not employing services from businesses that have benefited from a 400-year legacy of human suffering,”

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“Senior Appreciation Month is a very special time for us, as we honor the legacy of our senior citizens and their contributions to our society,” Miller said in a statement. “We’re pleased that participation in this festival continues to grow in our borough. We have a lot of fun things planned, from a Mets game at Citi Field to our informational Senior Luncheon, where we provide access to legal services for matters regarding wills, estates, and other issues.”

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“Miller said the city’s involvement in the program, through the board his bill would create, will mitigate some of the administrative burdens that small businesses would otherwise face. ‘We want to try to fill a gap here,’ he said in a phone interview. ‘I think there’s a real opportunity for a win-win for everybody involved to provide sensible retirement opportunities.’

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“’I thought it was a mistake. I thought it was ludicrous,’ said Councilman I. Daneek Miller, D-Queens. Miller said the city can do two things at once, provide quality education for all, plus have Gifted and Talented programs. ‘We can walk and chew gum at the same time,’ Miller said.”

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