Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine And Others Tour Harlem School

mark levine 2Next week, City Council Member Mark Levine will join New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery on a tour of the pre-k program at PS 153 in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine And Others Demand Lower Income Apartments And Inclusionary Housing

mark levine 2The City Council held its first day of hearings Tuesday on mandatory inclusionary housing, a major citywide policy that will mandate affordable units in all new developments planned on rezoned land. Continue Reading →

Council Approves Security Guards for Private Schools From Harlem to Hollis

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Citizens Union reports that the City Council on Monday passed a controversial bill to provide public funding to private and religious schools to pay for security guards.  Continue Reading →

Shorris: Council And Uber Agree To Passenger Policy

Anthony_ShorrisFirst Deputy to the Mayor de Blasio Anthony Shorris stated today that

“Today the administration, City Council and Uber have agreed to a framework that will advance the city’s vital policy goals for passengers, drivers and the public. Continue Reading →

Facilitator Training For Participatory Budgeting In Harlem

participatory bugdeting1Harlem City Council member Mark Levine office is offering the first facilitator training for participatory budgeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10 from 6 PM – 8 PM at his district office located at 500 West 141st Street. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis: City Council Passes Bill Outlawing Credit Checks On Job Applicants

background chack in nycThe City Council on Thursday passed a bill prohibiting credit checks on most job applicants, except those being hired for top-level executive positions with fiduciary responsibilities as well as potential employees, who manage assets or oversee financial agreements worth $10,000 or more. Continue Reading →

Levine, Council Stand up for Critical Parks Priorities In Budget Response

marl levine 2City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that in its Budget Response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget, the City Council is advocating for restoration of funding to critical parks programs. Continue Reading →