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Call for clear communication, focused effort to address health and vaccination disparities

New York, NY – New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and Council Members released the following statements in response to the Mayor’s announcement to change indoor mask mandates in schools and vaccine requirements for certain indoor settings.

“As New York City’s COVID-19 case rate and hospitalizations continue to decline, we have reason to be optimistic about our city’s future because of the work New Yorkers did to protect each other and public health,” said City Council Speaker Adrienne E.

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New York, NY – “Providing every student with the quality education and academic opportunities necessary to succeed in life is one of the Council’s highest priorities. We support the Chancellor’s vision of committing more support for students, engaging with parents, and reforming the Department of Education to be less bureaucratic and more accessible to educators and students alike.

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New York, NY – “As the tax lien sale sunsets today, I reiterate that our city simply cannot continue with this counterproductive system that has harmed so many communities and homeowners. New York City homeowners, especially seniors, veterans, and those in communities of color, have too often been placed in jeopardy of losing their homes and the equity built over generations.

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New York, NY – “President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court is historic, long overdue, and well-deserved. Judge Brown Jackson’s impressive career, from public defender and federal appellate court to a seat on the highest court in the country, is emblematic of her incredible dedication to public service and the rule of law.

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The Council voted on zoning text changes to remove restrictions that previously excluded outer-borough restaurants from having sidewalk cafes

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council today voted on zoning changes to allow future outdoor dining in communities that have long been excluded from having sidewalk cafes. The changes are the first step in the City’s effort to create a permanent outdoor dining program that is better organized and balances the various considerations of neighborhoods.

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New York, NY – New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and Council Members released the following statements in response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s investments into mental health care and Mayor Eric Adams’ subway safety plan, jointly announced today.

Speaker Adrienne E. Adams said, “Increased mental health care resources and responses are essential to advancing public health and safety in New York City, whether it’s inside or outside of the transit system.

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City Hall, NY – Today the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises and the Committee on Land Use voted to recommend the approval of a zoning proposal, which is a first step in creating a permanent outdoor dining program for New York City.  The zoning proposal will come before the full Council on February 24.  

The next step in creating a permanent outdoor program is the passage of legislation in the coming months, which will help to support an industry that has employed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and has been a bright spot in a very challenging time for the City. 

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“As our City looks ahead to a post-pandemic recovery, we must strive to adopt a budget that promotes equity, health and safety for all New Yorkers. Baselined funding for Fair Fares to help support public transit access for low-income New Yorkers and the historic investment in employment for young people are major steps forward for our city. We also appreciate the Mayor’s proposals for new family health services, expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and support for the Fair Futures program that assists young people in successfully transitioning out of foster care.

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New York, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams, Council Finance Committee Chair Justin Brannan, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, General Welfare Committee Chair Diana Ayala, Majority Leader Keith Powers, and other Council Members called on Mayor Eric Adams to baseline funding for the Fair Fares initiative at its previous full level in his Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget.

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New York, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams delivered testimony at the New York State Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the Executive Budget for State Fiscal Year 2023, highlighting the Council’s priority to address equity and recovery in New York City. In her remarks, the Speaker expressed appreciation for the Executive Budget’s new approach to New York City and many of its proposals, while outlining additional concerns and needs of the City.  

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