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The Council will also vote on bills to better serve youth in temporary housing and foster care

City Hall, NY – With the winter months approaching and children ages 5–11 now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Council today will vote on legislation to help parents and guardians get their children vaccinated by ensuring they receive four hours of paid leave, allowing them to accompany their child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or to care for a child experiencing temporary side effects.

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The Council will also vote on legislation to end the exploitation of previously incarcerated individuals reentering the workforce

City Hall, NY – After a particularly devastating year for construction worker deaths in New York City, the Council today will vote on a package of bills building on efforts to reduce construction-related injuries and fatalities.

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The Council will also vote to help newsstand operators survive

City Hall, NY – Removing a child from his or her home is a last resort but too often the Administration for Children’s Services relies on emergency removals, which allow the agency to remove a child without going through family court. The Council is voting on a legislative package designed to better report on these emergency removals, better inform parents of their rights and hold the agency more accountable.

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The Council will also vote to transition to all-electric school buses

City Hall, NY – Today, the Council will vote to create a citywide climate adaptation plan to ensure preparedness for extreme weather in all five boroughs. This bill would require the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to develop and publish a climate adaptation plan that considers and evaluates various climate hazards impacting the City and its shoreline, such as extreme storms, heat, precipitation, and flooding.

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The Council will also vote on two environmental bills during Climate Week NYC

City Hall, NY – At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when restaurants remained closed for dining in New York, it was delivery workers who helped those businesses survive. These essential workers risked their own safety to bring New Yorkers food.

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The Council will also vote to provide peer support to veterans seeking mental health services

City Hall, NY – COVID-19 spotlights the importance of preventative healthcare to protect our families, our communities, and ourselves yet an estimated 12 percent of New Yorkers are uninsured and, studies show, as a result are less likely to seek regular preventative healthcare services.

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Re: Flooding from Hurricane Ida

New York, NY – “What happened on Wednesday raises several urgent questions, including why we weren’t better prepared for an anticipated storm. The City Council will hold an oversight hearing on September 14, at 10 a.m. to get answers on the MTA and the City’s preparation and response to the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Ida.

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The Council will also vote on plan to accommodate pets in homeless shelters

City Hall, NY – Building on last month’s package of bills to help ensure the survival of New York City restaurants, the Council will vote today to formalize measures taken to regulate third-party food delivery services by licensing the industry.  This would make current regulations of the industry permanent, including caps on commission fees.

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Re: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

New York, NY – “Gov. Cuomo abused his power and disgraced his office. His resignation signals a new chapter for our state. This Council is eager to support Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will become the first woman governor of New York.  It is regretful that this historic milestone was achieved under these tragic circumstances, but we are confident that her years of experience serving New Yorkers will help lead us to better days ahead. 

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