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Council plan identifies $6.15 billion in newly available resources to reverse destabilizing budget decisions, address underbudgeted liabilities, protect against fiscal cliff, and boost reserves

City Hall, NY – New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Finance Committee Chair Justin Brannan, Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, and Council Members unveiled the Council’s Fiscal Year 2025 Preliminary Budget Response that proposes a balanced and responsible budget to provide stability for the city.

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Today, the New York City Law Department filed a notice of appeal on behalf of the City Council, indicating its intention to seek a ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals in response to the recent decision invalidating Local Law 11 of 2022 by the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

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Council continues calls for housing investments and funding to combat homelessness, expanded support for early childhood education and schools, mental health services, and more

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council released its budget priorities for the State’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget in a final push as the April 1 deadline for the adopted state budget approaches.

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Council also passed legislation to require Department of Education to report on actual class sizes, rather than averages

City Hall – Today, the New York City Council voted to declare that there is an ongoing housing emergency to extend the Rent Stabilization Law from expiring on April 1, 2024, to April 1, 2027. To maintain New York City’s rent stabilization laws pursuant to state law, the Council must determine whether there is an ongoing housing emergency every three years, defined as a vacancy rate of less than 5% of the City’s rental housing stock.

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“For decades, New York’s Right to Shelter legal protections have ensured that our city’s most vulnerable have a roof over their heads, preventing them from having to sleep on the streets, subways, and in other public spaces. This settlement seems to preserve the foundation of this essential protection from further efforts to undermine it, and encourages the continued support of families and individuals seeking asylum, while eliminating the backlog of new arrivals who are reapplying for shelter placements.

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Council Speaker unveils agenda to increase affordable housing, and improve health, safety, and social services 

Brooklyn, NY – New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams delivered her State of the City address today at the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn. She outlined the need and her vision to ensure New York City remains affordable for working- and middle-class families, and city government is strengthened to deliver services that meet the needs of all New Yorkers.

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Council also votes to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure, rename Animal Care Center in Queens in honor of former Council Member Paul Vallone, and call for State to reform home care regulations

City Hall, NY – Today, the New York City Council voted to pass legislation requiring cruise ships with shore power capability to connect to shore power, where such connections are available and it is safe and practicable to do so.

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Jamaica, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., School Construction Authority (SCA) President and CEO Nina Kubota, students, educators, and community leaders to break ground on a $58.9 million, state-of-the-art athletic field and fieldhouse at August Martin High School.

The new multi-purpose turf athletic field will replace a dilapidated and outdated track-and-field, which students and community members stopped using years ago due to its dangerous conditions.

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City Hall – Today, Speaker Adrienne Adams delivered opening remarks at the Council’s Committee on Finance hearing to examine the Mayor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Preliminary Budget. Today’s hearing is the first of the Council’s series of FY 2025 Preliminary Budget hearings, where respective Committees will analyze agency budgets and receive testimony from agency leadership and the public.

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