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Policies are part of his State of the City address and seek to create a greener, more sustainable and resilient New York City

New York, NY – New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Thursday unveiled his Securing Our Future: Strategies for New York City in the Fight Against Climate Change report, which was part of his planned State of the City speech.

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New York, NY – “Today, the City announced we have 53 confirmed Coronavirus cases, many of which occurred through community spread. I have been speaking to leading public health care experts and I believe that we are now at a point where it is necessary to create limits on non-essential large gatherings. Other cities and states around the country are taking this responsible step.

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New York, NY – City Council Speaker Corey Johnson issued the following statement regarding his State of the City speech scheduled for March, 12 2020 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing my State of the City speech. We felt this was the right decision to ensure that Council employees and the hundreds of guests we invited remain safe and healthy.

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Four new selections will be added to the “Women’s Voices” display

New York, NY – New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History announced an additional round of portraits for the “Women’s Voices: Shaping the City” exhibition in City Hall. “Women’s Voices” was created last year to honor a diverse selection of women activists whose contributions to New York City history deserve public recognition.

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The Council will also vote to expand reporting on sex- and gender-based discrimination and harassment

City Hall – The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on legislation to establish a task force to consider the establishment of a museum about New York City’s African American Civil Rights History. The task force would be required to consider the feasibility of a museum and consider potential sites.

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“The Trump Administration is engaging in purely political retaliation against New York because we have policies that protect our immigrant New Yorkers. Trump and his administration are putting our city at risk, withholding money from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, a program which, among other things, pays salaries for emergency responders. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit allowing the administration to withhold this funding will not make our city any safer.

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New York, NY – The New York City Council and Arup, a world renowned engineering and design firm, today released a report entitled The Future of the BQE, which is a comprehensive look at the possibilities for repairing and replacing the BQE.Speaker Corey Johnson selected Arup in 2019 to provide the Council with independent, outside expertise on the multi-billion replacement project for this iconic expressway.

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NEW YORK — New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson released the following statement regarding today’s Standards & Ethics Committee hearing.

“These are incredibly disturbing allegations that follow a thorough investigation by the Council and the independent prosecutor. Council Member King has repeatedly disgraced his office with his actions. If these charges are found to be true, the Council should move to expel him.

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The Council will also vote on measures to reduce food insecurity

City Hall – The New York City Council on Tuesday will vote on legislation to create a “dangerous vehicle abatement program.” Under this legislation, owners who receive five red light camera violations or 15 speed camera violations within 12 months would be required to take a course on safe driving.

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Design Competition to Rethink the Bridge’s Iconic Walkway Is Open to All

New York, NY — New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Van Alen Institute, the 125-year-old design nonprofit, today announced Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway. Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge seeks creative, unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge’s landmark status, think inclusively about mobility and access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors.

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