I hope you and your families are doing well as we move into the Fall. I am proud of what we have achieved fighting on behalf of my constituents during the past nine years as your NYC Council Member and former NYS Assembly Member. Throughout my service, I have focused on core issues to make our neighborhoods safer, cleaner and better: worked to ensure that the Bronx receives its fair share of public resources while being treated fairly, addressing the inequities of a property tax system that has failed the Bronx, protecting small businesses along with the jobs they create and the tax base they contribute to, tackling food insecurity, helping make our city more affordable for our families, seniors and veterans and, strengthening education.
I am also proud that in the face of an unprecedented health crisis, my team has stepped up to help serve our community and neighbors. Since the start of the pandemic, we have delivered over 187,000 food boxes, 203,000 face masks, conducted 193 weekly cleanups and graffiti removals, provided over 2,179 COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, sponsored over 39 Virtual Town Halls to address issues and resources available, and much more.