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Author: NYC Council


Happy Friday!

In my State of the City speech in February, I talked about coordinating a convening with the National League of Cities (NLC) to discuss common challenges that City Councils across the country are facing. That time has arrived. Today and tomorrow, my counterparts from major cities across the country are meeting to exchange ideas about policy issues, from policing and improving public transportation, to administrative matters like managing budgets and using technology to engage constituents.

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This month we celebrated Puerto Rican culture and heritage at City Hall. Congratulations to our honorees!

Remember, all our Chamber cultural events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Andy King celebrated the $600,000 in Council funding to expand a video visitation program with the City’s three library systems to provide free live video services for families who wish to visit their NYC Department of Corrections (DOC) incarcerated loved ones. The program is offered at 22 public library branches across the five boroughs.

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During these uncertain times we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear. The values of hard work, respect and coming together during times of adversity define us as New Yorkers. That will not change, no matter who is President.