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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

For Release November 1, 2019

Council Member has announced the passing of his bill requiring animal shelters to post photos of the animals up for adoption within 3 days of receiving this them. The bill is intended to cut down on the amount of time an animal stays in the shelter system awaiting adoption. Photos will provide prospective adopters the ability to look at what the shelters have available, rather than just skipping them and looking elsewhere.

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For Release September 15 , 2019

Council Member Borelli has announced a $450,000 capital funding allocation for an extensive renovation and new exhibition.

“Historic Richmond Town has thousands of articles of interest that they have collected over the years. This renovation will allow them to display more and more items to the public and entice new and returning visitors periodically”

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For Release June 1, 2019

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, requesting the NYC Parks Department to consider acquiring three vacant parcels, currently owned by Project Rebuild. The properties are currently managed under the cities Hurricane Sandy buyout program.

“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to expand a local park and when we’re presented with the possibility we need to do whatever it takes to make it a reality,” Borelli said.

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For Release June 27, 2019

Council Member Joe Borelli has proposed legislation making unwanted unwanted cyber sexting a crime. The legislation, backed by the NYPD, is in response to sexual predators utilizing features such Airdrop on iPhones to send sexually explicit photos to unsuspecting recipients.

This bill will set up a way for law enforcement to enforce the kinds of quality of life harassment and offensive behaviors that we see too often.

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For Release April 29, 2019

“This community loves our veterans and we do whatever we can to show them how much we appreciate their contributions.”

Council Member Borelli has partnered with the Tottenville Historical Society in order to provide new flags to anyone who needs to replace a worn and tattered flag. Visitors will aslo be able to leave flags at the office to be properly retired.

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For Release April 18, 2019

“There have been too many ethical lapses in the part of this mayoral administration and, especially after the firing of former DOI Commissioner Mark Peters, the integrity of the city’s investigative branch is paramount to public trust”

Council Member Borelli’s legislation would amend the City Charter to designate the Department of Investigation as under the authority of the Public Advocate.

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is
announcing today that the New York City Department of Transportation plans to
expand the dockless bike-share pilot program throughout Staten Island. Council
Member Borelli had requested the expansion in February so that DOT can further
evaluate the dockless bike share model within a larger geographic boundary with
expanded bicycle fleets.

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For
Immediate Release: March 13, 2019

Council Passes Borelli’s Bill to Ensure Clean Water in New York
City’s Schools

Borelli has been fighting for years for changes in DOE policy to
ensure clean drinking water for students

(Staten Island, NY) – Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has been calling for tightening the
City’s policy on how they test for lead in public school’s drinking water since
April of 2016 when he and Minority
Leader Steve Matteo
wrote a letter to the Department of Education calling
on them to put an immediate end to the practice of “flushing,” or running
faucets to clear out contaminants before testing.

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By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/5-borough-bus-survey-comes-to-staten-island-friday.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local bus riders will soon have the opportunity to offer valuable feedback regarding the borough’s ailing bus network.

New York City Council Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson will wrap up his five-day, five-borough tour, encouraging residents to take the 2019 Bus Rider Survey, this Friday at the Eltingville Transit Center at 4 p.m.

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https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/e-zpass-should-refund-borough-residents-for-glitch-island-pols-say.htmlBy Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island commuters were shocked when opening their E-ZPass bills that said they were charged the non-resident price of $17 to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge instead of the resident rate of $5.50.

Some residents were charged the non-resident price because they failed to flip a switch on their E-ZPass Flex transponder, which indicates either HOV or sub-HOV occupancy inside the vehicle.

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