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

Tag: Legislation


Borelli Calls for New York City Council Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Persistently Unsanitary School Cafeterias

Council Member Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) is calling on the New York City Council’s Education Committee to hold a hearing at their earliest possible convenience to discuss chronic health violations in public school cafeterias and provide recommendations regarding corrective actions that may be taken to ensure that our youngest constituents are not being put in any danger by consuming food prepared in public school cafeterias. READ MORE

NY Daily News Op-Ed: ‘Right to Know’ Will Handcuff Our Cops

NY Daily News Op-Ed | By Council Members Joseph Borelli, Chaim Duetsch, and Paul Vallone

New York City police officers have a difficult and dangerous job. We should all be grateful for the sacrifices they make each day — which is why we strongly oppose two pieces of pending City Council legislation, together known as the “Right to Know Act.”

The “Right to Know Act” may sound innocuous, but these piecesof legislation set a dangerous precedent for public safety and endanger not only police officers, but regular New Yorkers as well. READ MORE

Borelli Pushes Legislation to Require NYC Public Television to Air Borough-wide and City-wide General Election Debates

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R – South Shore) is drafting and advocating for legislation that would require New York City’s public television station, channel 25 on most provider networks, to air the full debates in addition to whichever commercial television station is sponsoring them.

This initiative was prompted by the limited distribution of the mayoral debate on 10/10/17 which aired on Spectrum News, a privately owned television station with a notoriously high subscription cost and limited distribution throughout New York City. READ MORE

Borelli, Matteo & Treyger Introduce Resolution to Name Second Ollis-class Ferry in Fallen Det. Russel Timoshenko’s Honor

Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo are introducing a resolution calling on Mayor DeBlasio and the New York City Department of Transportation to name one of the new, Ollis-class ferry boats in honor of Detective Russel Timoshenko, a Staten Islander and a member of the New York Police Department who was killed in the line of duty. READ MORE

Borelli Introduces Legislation Aimed at Correcting 9-1-1 Call Routing Issues, Increasing Transparency of NYC Restaurant Menu Prices

Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) has introduced legislation this month that would compel the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to study the issue of 9-1-1 calls made from mobile phones being routed incorrectly to 9-1-1 dispatchers in New Jersey. DoITT would be required to submit a report to the New York City Council detailing the findings of their study and potential action(s) to be taken to correct this issue and mitigate incorrectly routed 9-1-1 calls. READ MORE

Borelli, Matteo Move to Increase NYC Residents’ Access to Public Park-and-Rides

Council Member Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), and Minority Leader Steve Matteo (R-Mid Island), announced today that he will be introducing legislation to establish a NYC-resident parking permit that would make it more difficult for out-of-state commuters to park for free at Park and Ride lots owned, operated, or maintained by NYC DOT. Non-residents would have the opportunity to purchase a parking permit for a $400 annual fee that would allow them to leave their vehicles in the same Park and Ride lots, residents will be able to obtain their permits at no cost. READ MORE