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The Council will also vote to expand housing discrimination rules

City Hall – The New York City Council will vote today to strengthen the historic Green New Deal for New York City (2019 Climate Mobilization Act) to ensure that New York continues to be a leader in the global fight against climate change. Today’s bill will require large buildings where less than 35 percent of units are rent regulated to comply with greenhouse gas emission limits set in Local Law 97 of 2019.

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Women City Workers and Workers of Color Earn Thousands of Dollars Less A Year Than Male Workers 

New York, NY – A preliminary analysis of anonymized and publicly available New York City employee payroll data conducted by the New York City Council shows significant gender, racial, and ethnic pay disparities in the city’s workforce, Speaker Corey Johnson and the Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council announced on Thursday.  

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Council subpoenaed the Education Department to obtain the data

NEW YORK, NY – New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Education Committee Chair Mark Treyger today announced key findings based on remote learning attendance data from the city Education Department (DOE), which was received in response to a subpoena issued by the New York City Council last month.

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The Council will also vote to Improve oversight of the Taxi Industry

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council will today vote on legislation to make outdoor dining permanent. During the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor dining has offered restaurants a vital way to stay afloat but more is needed as the colder months approach.

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Comes as Trump Administration creates obstacles for immigrants, including efforts to nearly double the citizenship application fee  

New York, NY— City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Committee on Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca today announced the Council has designated almost $28.4 million in the fiscal year 2021 budget to help immigrants in New York. The funding comes as the Trump administration continues efforts to hurt immigrants, including attempting to raise the fee to apply for citizenship from $640 to $1,160.

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“Today marks the Mid-Autumn Festival, the time of year when many Asians around the world get together with their families and celebrate the fall harvest, as they have for thousands of years. It‘s also a time to reflect on the hard work that comes before the harvest. The pandemic has changed how people celebrate this festival as many won’t be able to come together in person but it will not change the spirit of this time of reflection.

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New York, NY –  “I agree with the recommendations of the Standard and Ethics Committee. Council Member King should be expelled from office. This is not a decision to be made lightly, but Council Member King has given us no alternative. This is the third time this Committee has had to discipline the Council Member, and yet he continues to show a blatant disregard for the rules and policies put in place to protect staff and the integrity of this body, including undermining the monitor who was imposed to try and correct his egregious behavior.  

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“Tonight, Jewish people across our beloved city will join together for the Kol Nidre service to mark the start of their holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. I am grateful for the opportunity to wish all who observe an easy and meaningful fast on behalf of the entire New York City Council.  May all of us see a better year than the last, and may all our Jewish families be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life. G’mar Chatimah Tovah.”

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New York, NY – “¡Victoria para nuestra ciudad! Today U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ordered the Census Bureau to keep conducting the census count until October 31. This is a win for New York and gives us another month to get a complete count in the City. We have seen the Trump Administration try and fail, again and again, to exclude immigrants from the census count and diminish the power of big cities like New York.

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The Council will also vote to enact protections for hotel workers

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council will vote on legislation extending protections for commercial tenants who have been impacted by COVID-19. Businesses throughout the City have been financially hurt by the pandemic, and it has forced closures or reductions in capacity.

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