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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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Re: Attorney General Report on Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Governor Cuomo

New York, NY – “Gov. Cuomo’s actions outlined in the Attorney General’s report are intolerable. No employee should he subjected to the kind of behavior detailed in this report, and no one is above the law. He is unfit to lead this state, and I reiterate my call for him to step down from office.

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The Council will also vote to increase protections for domestic workers under human rights law

City Hall, NY – Continuing the vital work of protecting New York City’s small businesses, today the Council will vote to extend measures passed earlier in the pandemic to help keep these businesses afloat. The first of these bills would extend the laws that already prohibit third-party delivery platforms from charging restaurants more than 15% per order for delivery and more than 5% per order for all other fees, pushing the end date of these caps until February 17, 2022.

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The $98.7 billion budget includes $500 million in new reserves and major investments in education, housing and quality of life

City Hall, NY – City Hall, NY – Speaker Corey Johnson, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Helen Rosenthal, and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $98.7 billion budget agreement for the Fiscal Year 2022 that includes major investments and restorations in education, seniors, youth and quality of life enhancements like sanitation services.

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