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District 23

Linda Lee

Fresh Meadows-Utopia, Jamaica Estates-Holliswood, Cunningham Park, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston-Little Neck, Oakland Gardens-Hollis Hills, Alley Pond Park, Jamaica, Hollis, Glen Oaks-Floral Park-New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Jamaica

April 5, 2024, NYC school mental health jobs are on the chopping block. The City Council wants them back.

City Councilmember Linda Lee, who chairs the Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, said now is not the time to reduce youth mental health funding. “What COVID did was really uncover all the issues and silos within the mental health sector and all the years of disinvestment,” she said.

April 2, 2024, Northeast Queens officials push forward legislative solutions to the ‘unfunded mandate’ of Local Law 97

Local Law 97 went into effect in 2019 with the goal of net zero carbon emissions from NYC buildings by 2050, but many are referring to it as an “unfunded mandate” that puts the cost of compliance on the middle class. Earlier this year, greenhouse gas limits on 50,000 buildings went into effect. 

Since its passage, city council members have introduced legislation to either delay the start of compliance, which if not met will bring hefty fines on building owners, or put additional considerations on garden apartment co-ops which are concentrated in eastern Queens. 

March 20, 2024, New bill would revive a de Blasio-era mental health initiative

City Councilwoman Linda Lee introduced a bill Tuesday to offer a free mental health first aid training program for any New Yorker who wants to better recognize and respond to individuals in mental health crises.

January 3, 2024, Nearly two dozen NYC councilmembers join fight to save mental health clubhouses Almost two dozen members of the New York City Council are banding together with mental health consumers to urge Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to reverse course on a plan that could force some of the city’s mental health clubhouses to close. Advocates say the closures are worrisome even as more funding for the clubhouse model becomes available.