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District 34

Jennifer Gutiérrez

Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick (West), Bushwick (East), Ridgewood

New York, New York (April 25 2024) – On Thursday, the Council’s Committee on Technology held an oversight hearing on 311 operations and technological upgrades. The 311 service, which processed 3.4 million requests last year, has seen a reduction in average wait times recently, updated its application this past March, and has taken action to improve staffing efficiencies.

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New York, New York (April 11, 2024) – Today, New York City Council Members Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shekar Krishnan, and advocates introduced the final bills of the Back Home Package. The housing legislation strategically addresses the operational inefficiencies and lack of City support that exacerbate trauma experienced by displaced tenants and affected landlords citywide, specifically after life-altering events like fires and natural disasters. 

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April 8, 2024 (New York, New York) – Today, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held an oversight hearing concerning the Department of City Planning’s “City of Yes” Zoning for Economic Opportunity. The M-Zone Coalition, representing Council Members, Borough Presidents, and advocates, issues the following statement:

“The M-Zone Coalition is pleased with our substantial representation at today’s hearing, highlighting the indispensable role of manufacturing and industrial jobs in New York City’s economy.

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NEW YORK (February 27, 2023)  – The City Council Committee on Technology convened today for a hearing on Open Data Compliance, chaired by Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez. In her opening statement,  Council Member Gutiérrez emphasized the importance of open data in effective governance, particularly in light of increasing integration of automated decision-making systems (ADS) into various aspects of service delivery and municipal decision-making.

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New York, New York (November 20, 2023) – Today, the Committees on Technology, Public Safety, and Government Operations held a joint oversight hearing to address critical issues of the NYPD’s public transparency, specifically focusing on the NYPD’s recent decision to encrypt radio broadcasts, the press credentialing process, and archiving of government social media posts.

Chairs Jennifer Gutiérrez, Kamillah Hanks, and Sandra Ung and other members posed questions to NYPD’s Chief Ruben Beltran, who leads NYPD’s Information Technology Bureau, regarding the selection criteria for the radio encryption pilot in North Brooklyn, security concerns that prompted the pilot, evaluating its success, and the subsequent impacts on community organizations and the freedom of the press.  

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New York City, October 30 – Today, the Department of City Planning kicked off the public review process for Mayor Adams’ City of Yes for Economic Opportunity citywide text amendment. The M-Zone Coalition, a dedicated group of Council Members and Borough President’s working with advocates, businesses and community leaders, is excited to announce a significant milestone in its ongoing efforts to promote economic opportunity and industrial growth.

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NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO HOST FIRST COLOMBIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT CITY HALL

New York, NY (July 18, 2023) – The New York City Council Speaker, Adrienne E. Adams, and Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez, the first Colombian-American elected to the City Council, along with Council Members Alexa Avilés, Eric Dinowitz, and Shekar Krishnan, invite members of the public and media to attend the Colombian Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

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New York, New York (June 30) – Council Member and Vice-Chair of the Progressive Caucus Jennifer Gutiérrez released the following statement on her “No” Vote for the FY24 New York City Budget:

“I want to thank the Speaker for standing strong and not allowing services and institutions that have been a part of our City’s very fabric for over a century to be cut like our libraries, cultural institutions, and CUNY programs.

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COUNCIL MEMBER GUTIÉRREZ INTRODUCES BILL TO REINSTATE BIOTECHNOLOGY TAX CREDIT 

New York (June 9, 2023) – Today, Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez announced the introduction of legislation to reignite the growth of the biotechnology sector and foster innovation in New York City. The bill would reinstate the biotechnology tax credit that lapsed in 2019, reauthorized by New York State, that would enable investors and owners of qualified emerging technology companies (QETCs) focused on biotechnology to claim a tax credit, thereby encouraging the manufacturing of emerging technology to flourish within the city.

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NEW YORK (June 8, 2023) – The NYC Council Committee on Technology, chaired by Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez, held a hearing yesterday to comprehensively discuss the implementation of LinkNYC and the deployment of 5G towers across the city. The hearing brought together over 100 individuals to testify, representing a diverse range of perspectives and insights, both in favor and against the initiative. 

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