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District 21

Francisco Moya

East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport

Corona, NY – May 10, 2021 – On Monday evening, members of the Queens Borough Board voted to approve the land lease terms of phase 1A of the Willets Point development. Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement:

“Today’s historic vote is an exciting step towards getting affordable housing. After decades of bad deals and failed attempts, no project has gotten this far under Council Members in past administrations.

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New York, NY – March 25, 2021 – Today, the New York City Council voted to adopt Resolution 1547, introduced by Council Member Francisco Moya, calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.2984/A.1951, which would require New York Police Department (NYPD) officers to live within the five boroughs of New York City. 

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New York, NY – March 25, 2021 – Today, the New York City Council voted to adopt Resolution 1583, introduced by Council Member Francisco Moya, calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.4482/A.5092, to establish the billionaire mark to market tax act, and to use the revenue generated to establish an excluded worker fund.

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CORONA, NY (July 21, 2020) — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s memorandum baring undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census:

“President Trump’s memorandum baring undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census is patently unconstitutional and nakedly political. Republicans already showed us their playbook here. Trump and his flunkies don’t actually believe that carving undocumented immigrants out of the census is in the best interest of the country.

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CORONA, NY (July 17, 2020) — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the construction incident that left one worker dead and three more injured at a non-union job site on East 36th Street in Murray Hill on Thursday:

“Another worker died at an unsecured non-union site. Yesterday’s death is a tragedy and outrage but it was also, sadly, predictable.

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CORONA, NY (April 3, 2020) — On Friday, Council Member Francisco Moya called for the immediate creation of an emergency relief fund to help low-income families whose loved ones have died from COVID-19 make death arrangements.

“One of the most heartbreaking issues that constituents are calling me about is what to do when their loved one dies suddenly and unexpectedly from COVID-19 and they don’t have the financial resources to make arrangements.

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RE: Urgent request for beds, ventilators and intensive care staff for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst to treat COVID-19 patients

To President Trump and Secretary Azar,

We write to you with an urgent plea to secure additional hospital beds, ventilators and the intensive care staff trained to operate them for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens to care for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Queens.

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CORONA, New York, Jan. 10, 2020 — Council Member Francisco Moya called for an investigation into the security and safety practices at The Landing homeless shelter after twin infants were discovered unresponsive there Friday afternoon and subsequently pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital. The Landing is a temporary family homeless shelter in East Elmhurst that serves about 170 families and is operated by CAMBA. 

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CORONA, NY — On Tuesday, Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement in response to the Board of Standards and Appeals ruling that allows the proposed Target to move forward in Elmhurst, Queens:

“While I haven’t been able to personally review the BSA’s decision yet to understand its rationale for permitting the Target project to move forward, I can say that I believe all the residents, activists and elected officials who testified against this project articulated a sound argument.

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CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the death of longtime Queens District Attorney Richard Brown:

“It takes a person of uncommon character to serve others with the vigilance and dedication Queens District Attorney Richard Brown did. Till the end, his life was spent in service to his community. He worked every day to make our city safer and more just throughout his 18 years in the New York Judiciary and 28 years as our boroughs top prosecutor.

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