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The Council will also vote on a bill to address maternal mortality  

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council will vote on legislation today to require the City to pay higher rates in its rental assistance voucher program for homeless New Yorkers. Int. 146-C also eliminates the program’s current five-year cap for vouchers. Moving forward, anyone who continues to qualify for the program will be eligible.

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The New York City Council will vote on legislation this week to require the City to pay higher rates in its rental assistance voucher program for homeless New Yorkers. Int. 146-C also eliminates the program’s current five-year cap for vouchers. Moving forward, anyone who continues to qualify for the program will be eligible. These changes will increase the number of apartments available to homeless New Yorkers and help move more people out of shelter and into permanent housing. Last night, 48,245 people slept in a Department of Homeless Services shelter, according to the latest figures provided by the city on Tuesday.  

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 Re: Eid Mubarak

New York, NY – “Eid Mubarak to our Muslim sisters and brothers. As we close out the holy month of Ramadan, I’m wishing peace, joy, and blessings to all celebrating.

I am grateful for our city’s wonderful and diverse Muslim community, which contributes in so many ways to making New York the greatest city in all the world.”

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The Council will also vote on bills to regulate moped industry

City Hall – With plastic waste wreaking havoc on our planet, the New York City Council is further proving its commitment to reducing plastic waste in our City landfills. Members will vote on a bill to prohibit food service establishments from providing single-use plastic straws, stirrers and splash sticks to customers who don’t ask for them.

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City Hall – “Based on our review of the charging document and Mr. Chaim Deutsch’s plea agreement, the Council has concluded that the office of the 48th Council District has been vacated under the operation of law. Mr. Deutsch confessed to a crime and violated his oath of office. He is no longer a member of the City Council.”

Background: Under New York State Public Officers Law §30(1)(e), a public office is deemed vacant if the holder is convicted of a crime involving a violation of his oath of office.

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City and state legislation would disqualify police guilty of misconduct in other departments from getting hired in New York

City Hall, NY – As part of the Council’s efforts to increase police accountability and reimagine public safety, Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Francisco Moya, and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams are introducing a bill that will ban the city from hiring police officers from other jurisdictions who were fired for misconduct or resigned while being investigated for misconduct.

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The Council will also vote on plan to reduce food waste in City agencies

City Hall – In an effort to combat environmental harm to New Yorkers, particularly those in low-income communities and communities of color, the Council on Earth Day will vote on a bill that will ban the use of non-biological pesticides, such as glyphosates, on any playgrounds, parks, or other property owned or leased by the City, with limited exceptions for invasive and harmful species and for worker protections.

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City Hall, NY – “When it comes to our jobs as elected officials, nothing is more important than the public trust. Council Member Chaim Deutsch betrayed that public trust by committing tax fraud. Our constituents rightly expect the people they vote for to uphold the law. Deutsch failed them. To protect the integrity of the City Council and his Brooklyn seat, he must resign.

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