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Council also voted to codify Cabinet for Older New Yorkers, approved creation or preservation of over 1,350 affordable housing units, and text amendment to resolve zoning conflicts for state casino applicants

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council voted to establish a pilot program for installing solar canopies in parking lots, as part of the city’s goal to expand sustainable infrastructure and achieve net-zero transportation greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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 Council has invested nearly $5 million to establish New York State’s first TRCs in NYC, and is advocating for $7.2 million in baselined funding to sustain and grow centers in Fiscal Year 2025 city budget

Brooklyn, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Council Members celebrated the opening of a new trauma recovery center (TRC) in Coney Island, Brooklyn at the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI).

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Announcement advances key proposal from Speaker Adams’ State of the City address

City Hall, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams announced the members and structure of the New Arrivals Strategy Team, a diverse set of experts to improve the overall response to the recent immigration of our newest New Yorkers by developing solutions that promote their successful integration and economic contributions to communities across the five boroughs.

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Council Preliminary Budget Response urged increased baseline funding for program to $6 million, $19.5 million more for 15/15 Supportive Housing Program

City Hall, NY – Today, as the City announced the launch of the ‘Project Home’ pilot program, the New York City Council expressed support and renewed its call for the Administration to fulfill the $6 million budget commitment to expand the Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)’s previous pilot of housing microgrants for domestic violence victims.

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“The failure to take any disciplinary action against the NYPD officers who killed Kawaski Trawick is incredibly disturbing and sends the message that our current system is unable to hold officers accountable for the most serious misconduct which takes the life of a New Yorker. For five years, the Trawick family has been forced to fight for any semblance of acknowledgement and accountability for their son’s killing, but they have only faced significant obstruction by the NYPD.

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Council also voted to approve land use projects and financing that will create or preserve over 2,000 affordable housing units

City Hall – Today, the New York City Council voted to enhance safety measures for emergency medical services workers by requiring that the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) provide body armor, as well as de-escalation and self-defense training, to its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees.

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Today, the Department of City Planning released updated text for its proposed Zoning for Housing Opportunity citywide text amendment that includes the affordability requirement for its Universal Affordability Preference to be 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) on average and makes the Deep Affordability Option for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) a stand-alone choice. Speaker Adrienne Adams called for this in her State of the City address and released the following statement.

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In response to recent reports about a request form for elected officials to communicate with agency officials, the New York City Council released the following statement from spokesperson Rendy Desamours.

“While there have been media reports and sporadic communication on a requirement for elected officials to submit a form to communicate with executive staff of city agencies, the Council has received no official communication from the Administration on this.

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“For nearly half a decade, the Trawick family has fought for answers and accountability for the killing of Kawaski, in the face of significant obstructions from the NYPD. This has only added to the pain and trauma they have endured. Their ordeal has been unimaginably difficult, a scenario that is far too familiar for families who have lost loved ones to police violence.

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From Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14, New Yorkers 11 years old and up can vote online and in person at poll sites in 24 participating Council districts

City Hall, NY – Today, Speaker Adrienne Adams and the New York City Council encouraged New Yorkers to make their voices heard during Participatory Budgeting Vote Week from April 6 through April 14.

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