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“The Property Tax Commission has worked very hard to make this City’s property tax system more fair and easier to comprehend for all. I look forward to reviewing the Commission’s initial recommendations and I thank them for their efforts.

“There are outstanding issues to address like how the property tax system impacts renters in our City and how to best address luxury housing.

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Long-term comprehensive plan includes prevention, more permanent housing, and added supports for our unsheltered and sheltered neighbors

NEW YORK –In recognition of the continuing crisis of homelessness in our City, Speaker Corey Johnson on Thursday unveiled a new report that includes nearly 90 recommendations aimed atpreventing homelessness, increasing access to permanent housing, and enhancing support for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.

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Starting today, more eligible New Yorkers can apply for reduced-fare MetroCards

NEW YORK – City Council Speaker Johnson and the de Blasio Administration today announced open enrollment for the City’s Fair Fares program. Starting today, all New Yorkers living at or below the federal poverty line can apply for reduced-fare MetroCards. For more information, New Yorkers should visit www.nyc.gov/fairfares.

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The Council will also vote to prohibit cashless retail

City Hall – The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on legislation to strengthen the existing lead laws, close loopholes that endanger children, and increase protections for pregnant women from the devastating effects of lead poisoning.

The use of lead paint was banned in 1960, yet New Yorkers are still being negatively impacted by lead paint used in buildings decades ago and not properly removed.

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“Today marks the beginning of budget negotiations for the Fiscal Year 2021, this Council’s third budget with the de Blasio Administration.

“As we have in the past, we will fight for a responsible and fair city budget that best serves a city as proudly diverse as New York. We are committed to ensuring a municipal government that is responsive to the needs of all New Yorkers, while protecting our neighbors who rely on social services and the institutions and initiatives that help keep this city the greatest in the world.

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Fair Fares meets milestone ahead of open enrollment beginning on January 27th

New York, NY – New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that over 100,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in the City’s Fair Fares initiative, marking a major milestone since the initiative’s inception. This milestone is met during the first phase of Fair Fares, representing more than 50% of the take-up rate after targeting more than 180,000 New Yorkers.

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City Hall – The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on legislation that will require developers of large housing projects receiving financial assistance from the City to allocate 15 percent of the units for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. As New York City continues to face a homelessness crisis, this legislation is designed to move more New Yorkers into stable and permanent housing.

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NEW YORK— Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the appointment of fifteen individuals to the New York City Climate Advisory Board ahead of the board’s first meeting today.

Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson are committed to making NYC a global leader in the fight against climate change – and the Department of Buildings is taking a lead role in this effort.

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The $3.75M Council allocation will purchase a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging equipment, reducing wait times for patients, and ensuring faster, more comfortable examinations for patients

New York, NY – City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Diana Ayala and Alina Moran, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan CEO, today announced City Council funding to improve access to care, experience and comfort for patients with new, upgraded radiology equipment.

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The Hazel Dukes Educational Equity Initiative provides laptops and tech support to four schools

Queens, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member I. Daneek Miller, and NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes announced a $1 million unique learning program that will give students in four public schools access to laptops and state-of-the-art learning programs that boost literacy and math skills.

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