Speaker wants NYC to double its spending on affordable housing
In her first State of the City address, Adrienne Adams says the city needs to invest more in affordable housing to help unhoused and low-income New Yorkers.
May 22, 7:14 PM
Council speaker: SCOTUS plans on Roe v. Wade could play a role in city budget talks
Speaker Adrienne Adams did not specify Tuesday where she wanted to see funding increased.
May 3, 3:56 PM
Council calls hearing confronting anti-Asian hate crimes in NYC
Although murders are down this year, major crime is up 41.6%. Hate crimes against Asian New Yorkers in 2021 were up 361% over the previous year.
May 3, 7:01 AM
City lawmakers propose ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ as encampment sweeps continue
The bill does not create any new laws but "synthesizes" existing rights.
Apr 14, 3:25 PM
The NYC budget process enters its next phase. Here’s what lies ahead
The new spending plan could top $100 billion by the time councilmembers are done tinkering
Apr 5, 1:51 PM
City Council mulls changes to landmark pay equity legislation
At the time of its passage, the equal pay law was largely heralded as a major step towards curbing insidious pay gaps. But advocates now fear that recently proposed changes could create loopholes to the point of defanging it completely.
Apr 4, 7:57 PM
Councilmembers direct sharp questions and criticism at NYPD during budget hearing
One member pointed out that the NYPD has a larger budget than the Ukrainian military.
Mar 18, 7:00 PM
NYC elected officials push back on Adams’ proposed sanitation cuts
At a budget hearing Friday, Councilmember Sandy Nurse noted that complaints about rat sightings and missed trash collections already increased during the pandemic
Mar 6, 8:00 AM
Council members decry Adams' proposed cuts at first preliminary budget hearing
“The dissonance of budget cuts amid the reality of a robust recovery is hard to wrap our heads around" — Finance chair Justin Brannan.
Mar 2, 6:19 PM
The case for reparations in New York City
Policy advocates want to jumpstart the conversation on how to repair harm from the city's ignoble past.
Feb 10, 5:00 AM
In The Wake Of Bronx Fire, Councilmember Wants To Raise The Heat In NYC
Oswald Feliz was named head of a special committee to investigate and prevent fires similar to Twin Parks, which happened in his district.
Jan 20, 6:47 PM
Adams Vetoes Proposal To Fine Non-Artist SoHo & NoHo Residents $15,000 For Their Lofts
"No matter where you stood on the rezoning, whether you're for or against it...this legislation just did harm and did not help anyone.”
Jan 15, 4:02 PM
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