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Council also passes legislation to expand public bathrooms and greenways

City Hall, NY – Today, the Council passed bills to increase support for survivors of domestic violence, reduce the City’s problem with rats, and to advance planning for the expansion of public bathrooms and greenways. The legislative package increasing services and providing resources for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, known as the “Support Survivors” package, comes during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Approves bill to support nontraditional employment for women and gender non-conforming workers; Bronx Bruckner rezoning to produce 300+ units of housing, over half affordable

City Hall, NY – Today, the Council passed a historic legislative package making child care services more accessible in New York City. The legislation addresses systemic issues with child care, establishing a provider directory, a pilot grant program, and planning processes to advance access across the City.

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“The Council understands the gravity of the crisis facing New York City and those seeking asylum, and that there are no easy solutions. That is why we sought to offer alternatives for Mayor Adams’ Administration to consider for locating the Humanitarian Emergency Relief and Recovery Center (HERRC) and changes the City could make immediately on its own to end counterproductive homeless policies that are contributing to this crisis.

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Jamaica, NY – Speaker Adrienne Adams today joined school community leaders, local elected officials, parents, and students to celebrate the official renaming of PS 48Q as The David N. Dinkins School for Community Service. In 2021, the New York City Department of Education approved the renaming of PS 48Q after former Mayor Dinkins, the first African American Mayor of New York City.

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The New York City Council released the following statement from a spokesperson to Speaker Adrienne Adams, Mandela Jones, in response to threats received by Council Member Tiffany Cabán, measures taken by the Council to engage law enforcement authorities, and the politicization of these actions.

“The Council prioritizes the safety of all New Yorkers. We take violent threats against our members and staff very seriously, and are uncompromising about taking any and all necessary actions to ensure they are safe.

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“New York City is facing a dire housing crisis that must be addressed with urgency and action,” said Speaker Adrienne Adams. “The Council is committed to being part of the solution by approving sound housing projects that increase the availability of affordable housing, and today’s committee votes are a clear demonstration. It is critical for housing development to prioritize local concerns and community input, while helping to contribute to solving our affordable housing crisis citywide.

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Urge Administration to consider indoor locations and focus on expediting transitions from homeless shelters into permanent housing by eliminating bureaucracy and expanding supportive housing

City Hall, NY – Speaker Adrienne Adams, Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, and the chair and members of the Council’s Immigration Committee expressed major concerns about the City’s plan to relocate its Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center from Orchard Beach to Randall’s Island.

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“Tonight, families across New York City will begin to observe Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Atonement, and one of the holiest days of the year. Members of the Jewish community will gather to reflect on the past year, how they lived their values, served their families and communities, and are committed to future change in the coming year. I wish to extend an easy and meaningful fast for all those who are observing.

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City Hall, NY – Today, Speaker Adrienne Adams delivered opening remarks at the Council’s Committee on Immigration oversight hearing to examine the status of resources and services for newly arrived people seeking asylum. In her remarks, the Speaker addressed her concerns on the current migrant crisis and questioned the Administration’s handling of shelter and assistance for families affected and in need.

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