Councilman David G. Greenfield represents New York’s 44th Council District, which comprises Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst. He was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2013 by an overwhelming margin.
Councilman Greenfield chairs the Council’s influential Committee on Land Use, which oversees the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. As Chair of the Land Use Committee, Councilman Greenfield is instrumental in developing and implementing a new affordable housing plan for New York. He is also a member of the Speaker’s leadership team and the Council’s Budget Negotiation Team, which was responsible for negotiating the City’s $85 billion budget with the Mayor’s Office.
Recently, Greenfield pushed through the City Council an historic bill that will provide security guards at non-public schools in New York. For the first time ever, children attending non-public schools will receive the same level of protection that their public school counterparts have enjoyed for years. Greenfield is also the author of the Council’s NYC Clean Up Initiative, which provides over $10 million in funding to hire formerly homeless individuals to clean city streets. This successful collaboration with groups like The Doe Fund and ACE has given hundreds of people jobs, collected 750,000 bags of trash and beautified major commercial streets in every neighborhood in New York.