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“The Supreme Court’s ruling to reject dubious anti-abortion efforts to restrict access to mifepristone, a vital medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a welcome relief. For over two decades, mifepristone has served more than 5 million women and birthing people with access to safe and effective abortion and miscarriage care. New York City is a safe harbor for anyone seeking abortion and reproductive care, and the Council will continue to protect and expand this access.

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Council also voted on its modifications to City of Yes: Zoning for Economic Opportunity to add environmental, health, and quality of life protections while promoting local businesses, and package of legislation tackling pay disparities in municipal workforce

City Hall – Today, the New York City Council voted to pass legislation that would require the advice and consent of the Council as part of the appointment process for 20 additional city agency commissioners, upon subsequent approval by voters in a citywide election.

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Ahead of the Rent Guidelines Board’s Queens Public Hearing on May 30 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Speaker Adrienne Adams called on the Rent Guidelines Board to limit rent increases for nearly one million rent-stabilized tenants. In addition to submitting written testimony, Speaker Adams released the following statement.

“Amidst a severe housing shortage and affordability crisis, record-high homelessness and evictions, New Yorkers cannot afford a rent hike that will push more to lose their homes and face instability.

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Council also passed legislation on quality-of-life enhancements for New Yorkers by implementing virtual queue system for 311 callers and strengthening enforcement of commercial littering

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council voted on legislation to improve parking garage safety and building integrity by requiring the Department of Buildings (DOB) to conduct a loadbearing capacity study of garages, increasing the frequency of inspections, and doubling the standard civil penalties for certain DOB-enforced violations.

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Mayor’s FY25 Executive Budget failed to adequately restore cuts and fund cultural institutions, early childhood education, housing, libraries, public schools, safety and mental health solutions, senior services, and more

City Hall, NY – At today’s City Council’s Executive Budget hearing held by the Committee on Finance, the Council continued to call for the restoration of cuts and investments into vital services for New Yorkers.

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Council secures robust commitments to address impacts of “Last Mile” facilities, increase resources for compliance and enforcement, and promote industrial development

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises and the Committee on Land Use will vote on modifications to the City of Yes: Zoning for Economic Opportunity (ZEO), a citywide text amendment proposed by the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) that would update the city’s outdated commercial zoning regulations with the goal of supporting economic growth by creating new opportunities for small businesses and bolstering growing industries.

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Projections remain consistent in outpacing OMB revenue estimates and continued forecast of moderate tax and job growth, providing opportunity to restore cuts to save essential services

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council released its May 2024 Economic and Tax Revenue Forecast with consistent revenue projections that continue to outpace those of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by $1.1 billion for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025.

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Mayor’s FY25 Executive Budget failed to restore repeated cuts to city’s institutional pillars

City Hall, NY – Ahead of the City Council’s Executive Budget hearing by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, with the Committee on Finance, the Council called for full restorations of the mayor’s cuts to the city’s cultural institutions and three public library systems.

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Mayor’s FY25 Executive Budget failed to restore funds for city parks

City Hall, NY – Ahead of today’s City Council’s Executive Budget hearing held by the Committee on Parks and Recreation and the Committee on Finance, the Council called for baselined restoration of funding for critical staff and programs for the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Mayor’s FY25 Executive Budget failed to restore funding for litter basket service and community composting programs

City Hall – Ahead of the City Council’s Executive Budget hearing by the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management and the Committee on Finance, the Council reiterated its call for Mayor Adams’ administration to restore funding for key programs that promote clean and sustainable communities.

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