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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

Council Member Francisco Moya announced on Monday that after months of calling attention to the adverse effects of the Clear Curbs initiative, the city will effectively end its six-month pilot program along Roosevelt Avenue by the end of this week, about five weeks early than originally planned.

CORONA, NY — The city will effectively terminate the Department of Transportation’s Clear Curbs initiative along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, by the end of the week — a decision Council Member Moya, Assemblywoman Ari Espinal and small business owners in the area have consistently called over the course of the program’s truncated trial period.

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The family of Ecuadorian immigrant Edisson Barros joined elected officials and the Ecuadorian community on Friday to call on Judge Mirlande Tadal to halt Mr. Barros’ imminent deportation.

CITY HALL, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya stood alongside Edisson Barros’ daughters, niece and sister Friday morning to call on immigration judge Mirlande Tadal to halt the deportation of Mr.

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CITY HALL, NY — It has come to my attention that I should clarify some details regarding my decision to pause negotiations with the Mayor’s Office until it creates a task force dedicated to investigating critical issues related to neighborhood rezonings.

This decision is mine alone. I leave it up to the rest of the City Council and the members of the Committee on Land Use and the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises to make their own decisions.

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Council Member Moya will no longer engage in negotiations with the Mayor’s administration on neighborhood rezonings until it creates a rezoning task force charged with addressing the critical pitfalls it continuously ignores.

CITY HALL, NY — The Inwood rezoning marks the second straight neighborhood rezoning in a community of color where this administration used divisive tactics to push its agenda.

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CITY HALL, NY — On Friday, Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to ban Charter Communications from New York:

“Spectrum’s fate ought to be a warning: New York will not be held hostage by a company acting in bad faith. When you fill your coffers with tax dollars while short-changing customers and denying your employees fair contracts, you will be held to account.”

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CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya and Assemblywoman Ari Espinal will join officers from the NYPD’s 110 Precinct to paint over graffiti reading “Surenos 13” on the No. 7 train’s 111th Street train station in Corona, Queens, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

“Gang activity will find no safe haven here,” Council Member Francisco Moya said. “I have dedicated my life to defending my community and I will continue to do so against gangs like this, which use intimidation and fear to divide neighbors and prey primarily on young Latinos.”

“In the neighborhood that I was born and raised in, there will always be zero-tolerance for gang activity,” Assemblywoman Ari Espinal said.

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Corona, N.Y. — On Tuesday, Council Member Francisco Moya and several elected officials toured Rising Ground, a facility in Yonkers, New York, that houses unaccompanied minors — including immigrant children separated from their families under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

“It’s difficult to manage the cognitive dissonance that comes from visiting an immigrant children’s facility on the eve of America’s Independence Day.

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City Council Members, the Department of Transportation Commissioner and the NYPD, toured the stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Queens affected by the DOT’s Clear Curbs initiative to speak with residents and small business owners about the policy’s devastating effects halfway through the six-month pilot program.

Jackson Heights, NY — Council Members Francisco Moya and Mark Gjonaj, the Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and the NYPD toured the stretch of Roosevelt Avenue affected by the DOT’s Clear Curbs initiative on Friday, speaking with residents and small business owners about how disruptive and damaging the program has been for the neighborhood.

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June 20, 2018

More than 20 Members of the New York City Council on Wednesday requested a tour of the three Bronx detention centers reportedly warehousing immigrant children who have been separated from their families, as well as details regarding their conditions and treatment.

City Hall, NY — On Wednesday, 23 Council Members issued a
letter to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Lutheran Social
Services and Catholic Guardian Services, formally requesting a tour of the
three Bronx facilities housing immigrant children who have been torn from their
parents.

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Jackson Heights, N.Y. – I am heartened to see that the Honorable Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has halted the deportation of Pablo Villavicencio Calderon — a husband, father of two girls and an Ecuadorian immigrant with no criminal history. This ruling is a victory for justice, though small, and must immediately be followed up with his release from the New York field office of Immigration Customs and Enforcement custody.

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