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City Hall, March 12th, 2008 – At today’s Stated Council meeting, the members of the City Council will vote on the most substantial reduction of its budget in the history of the modern Council. Council Members will also vote on the “Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Act”, requiring the Department of Transportation to conduct safety analysis at crash sites to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, as well as legislation to prevent blockage of traffic signs.

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Also votes on tenant harassment bill, providing greater protection for New York City’s renters

City Hall, February 27th, 2008 – At today’s Stated Council meeting, the members of the City Council will vote on legislation to create 1,000 new permits for street vendors who exclusively sell fresh fruits and vegetables. In conjunction with this legislation, the Council announced a package of collaborative initiatives with the Administration to increase New Yorkers’ access to healthy foods.

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Proposal Would Provide Insurance to 4,500 New Yorkers

Queens, February 21, 2008 – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, together with members of the City Council and the Queens and Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce, today called for the expansion of Brooklyn HealthWorks, a program that currently offers affordable health insurance to small businesses. Due to the success of Brooklyn HealthWorks, the Council is advocating for the program’s expansion into Queens and Manhattan, which would provide insurance to an additional 4,500 New Yorkers.

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Helping to protect the environment, groundbreaking legislation requires manufacturers to collect and recycle discarded electronics

City Hall, February 13th, 2008 – At tomorrow’s Stated Council meeting, the members of the City Council will vote on trailblazing environmental legislation that would require manufacturers to take responsibility for collecting and recycling electronic products they produce. The Council will also vote on legislation that would help to improve air quality in and around New York City’s waterfronts, by requiring city-owned ferries to use low sulfur-emission fuel as well as technology to reduce fuel exhaust pollutants from being released into the air.

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City Hall – Investigations Committee Chair Eric Gioia, Transportation Committee Chair John C. Liu, Council Members and disability advocates today released the findings of a City Council investigation titled “On the Right Track: A Roadmap to Improving Transportation for New York City’s Disabled Population.” The investigation examines the problems New Yorkers with disabilities face in using the city’s transportation system, and issues a set of low cost, easy to implement recommendations for improving transportation safety and access.

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City Hall, January 9, 2008 – At today’s Stated Council meeting, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and members of the City Council will vote on far-reaching environmental legislation that would require the placement of plastic bag recycling bins at stores throughout New York City. The legislation applies to stores in the City that uses plastic bags and occupy 5,000 or more square feet or have more than five branches operating in New York City.

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$11 million dollars may not sound like a lot of money to Jim Dolan, but to most New Yorkers it’s a fortune. If he expects the City of New York to extend what is almost a million dollar a month tax break in perpetuity, he’s sadly mistaken. New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in the country, and they need to know that their tax dollars are being spent wisely.

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