Building a Stronger NYC: Speaker releases annual report of key 2016 Council accomplishments

Read the full report and the press release.

Today, the Council has published “Building a Stronger NYC,” an annual report to highlight its major work from 2016. Accomplishments range from criminal justice reforms to bolstering services for vulnerable communities to expanding the City’s transparency efforts.

This report, along with last year’s Speaker’s Annual Report, mark the first time that the Council has released annual publications to update on their progress, in an effort to increase accountability. READ MORE

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Full Remarks on Executive Orders on Immigration

Today we learned of the first step in the Trump Administration’s dangerous and misguided attack on immigrants in this country.

Our City knows better. New Yorkers know that immigrants contribute to our economy, our culture and our communities. Immigrants are our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. We will not stand idly by while a Trump Administration tears families apart. READ MORE

A message from Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin

“We will all work together to continue to make New York City a place that welcomes everyone.” A message from Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin. #ImmigrantNYC

Standing Up for Immigrant NYC

New York City’s commitment to protecting and educating immigrant New Yorkers with information is stronger than ever. We urge all immigrant New Yorkers who are concerned about the recent election to contact one of the trusted legal service organizations that has partnered with the City to provide free immigration screenings and services, or one of the many community organizations in your neighborhood that provides information about immigration and city services and protections. READ MORE

Diwali a Celebration of the Festival of Lights

Watch our joyful celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights in our Chambers, sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman. All Chamber heritage and cultural events are free and open to the public.