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The Council will also vote to create a livery and black car task force 

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council on Thursday will vote four bills to provide support to small businesses. The first extends the cap on the amount of commission a third-party delivery service is allowed to charge for delivery and all other types of charges while a second bill will prevent third-party delivery platforms from charging restaurants for telephone calls that do not result in an order. 

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“Today on Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate women’s right to vote, and we commemorate the 100th anniversary since the 19th Amendment was adopted in the United States. Women were not simply handed the right to vote but fought for it. New Yorkers are grateful to the trailblazers of the Women’s Suffrage movement for paving the way forward to gender equality.

“While this achievement benefited white women, the fight for all women’s suffrage—including Black, Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native women—was far from over.

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Re: Fake Budget Letter

New York, NY – A letter is being circulated that purports to be from my office and signed by me, Finance Chair Danny Dromm and Subcommittee on Capital Budget Chair Vanessa Gibson identifying city agency cuts through layoffs. This letter is fake. We support the workers who have kept our city running through COVID, and want to work with them to help NYC rebuild even stronger.

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The City Council designated more than $12 million in Fiscal Year 2021 budget to support various housing initiatives, including tenant advocacy and eviction prevention programs as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath   

New York, NY – Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Housing and Buildings Committee Chair Robert Cornegy today announced that the City Council is funding several programs to provide relief to both renters and homeowners, which are now needed more than ever as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating financial impacts to New Yorkers.

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Council will also vote to track heat-related deaths and create a cooling plan

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council on Tuesday will vote on legislation to change the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, thereby officially expanding the Department’s mandate to enforce the City’s labor laws.

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Council will also vote to track heat-related deaths and create a cooling plan

City Hall, NY – The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on legislation to change the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, thereby officially expanding the Department’s mandate to enforce the City’s labor laws.

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“Six years ago today, Eric Garner’s life was tragically taken by an NYPD officer using a chokehold to arrest him. He was not the first Black person we’ve lost to unwarranted police violence, and he was certainly not the last. But on this day, to commemorate his life, it’s important to recognize exactly who we lost that day.

“Eric was a son, a father, a husband, a brother, a cousin, a grandfather, a friend, and a New Yorker.

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“The plan outlined by the Mayor and Chancellor to reopen schools this September does little to alleviate parents’ concerns about child care for students when they are not physically in school. Abbreviated schedules and no afterschool means many parents can’t work. Sadly, we know that this will disproportionately hurt women who are too often pushed out of the workforce because they must choose between watching children or working.

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The $88.19 billion budget reduces spending and restructures the NYPD while restoring $700 million in programs and initiatives that the de Blasio Administration had cut in the Executive Budget

City Hall, NY – Speaker Corey Johnson, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, and Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Vanessa Gibson on Tuesday announced an agreement on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. The Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted Budget includes $837 million in cuts and transfers to the New York Police Department (NYPD) expense budget.

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The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on bills to legalize the use of electric bikes and scooters throughout the City. The legislation will remove restrictions on three classes of electric bicycles with top speeds under 25 miles per hour and electric scooters with top speeds under 20 miles per hour. E-bikes and e-scooters were legalized statewide when the state budget was passed on April 1. The Council is now acting to remove the local law that prohibits them and adds measures designed to ensure that delivery cyclists are not subject to unequal crackdowns and summonses of their bikes by the New York City Police Department. 

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