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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 (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 (December 15, 2023)  – Today, the Council’s Committees on Technology and Public Safety jointly held an oversight hearing addressing the New York Police Department’s lack of compliance with the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, as well as the Office of Technology and Innovation’s role in procurement and ensuring adherence to the City’s technology guidelines.

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New York, New York  [October 19, 2023] – Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards introduced first-of-its-kind legislation, Intro 1223, to ensure the fair and equitable distribution and delivery of services in New York City. This new legislation (a reintroduction from former Council Member Ben Kallos, with updates) would require the City to strengthen its commitment to fight bias and discrimination in agency decision-making processes.

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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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NEW YORK (February 16, 2022)  – New York City Council Member and Chair of the Technology Committee Jennifer Gutiérrez held the NYC Council’s first-ever oversight hearing yesterday on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.  

The hearing provided New York City agencies an opportunity to share their work in this space and efforts to implement blockchain technology, which has been repeatedly championed by Mayor Eric Adams.

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NEW YORK (September 20, 2022) – The Committee on Technology held an oversight hearing on Monday, September 19th jointly with the Committee on Zoning and Franchises on the status of the indefinitely-paused Internet Master Plan, the temporary program that the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) is relying on as a substitute, and other plans and funding to connect more New Yorkers to internet and broadband services. 

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NEW YORK (August 11, 2022) –  Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Technology Jennifer Gutiérrez held an Emergency Oversight Hearing today on the Failures of NYC’s Technological Response Under Critical Demand. 

Council Member Gutiérrez called for an emergency hearing on July 17, in response to the highly publicized failures of the rollout of New York City’s monkeypox vaccine portal.

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NEW YORK (July 14, 2022) – City Council Member and Chair of the Technology Committee Jennifer Gutiérrez and Health Chair Lynn Schulman are calling for an emergency Oversight Hearing to address the failure of the recent monkeypox vaccine rollout, raising concerns about Mayor Adams’ administration’s emergency preparedness, and the capability of New York City’s technology infrastructure to address another pandemic and any other immediate issues of public health. 

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