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Wins

  • Public Safety: Allocated $100,000 to district firehouses to replace overhead doors; Championed funding for the expansion of the Cure Violence program to assist the NYPD and positively impact our district. Through this program, violence interrupters who have developed interpersonal relationships with community members and institutions, work on the ground to uplift our neighborhoods and prevent gun violence.

  • Infrastructure: Moved long-overdue DOT projects, repaved several sections of the District, including areas between Guy R. Brewer Blvd and the Van Wyck Expressway, Sutphin Blvd and the Van Wyck Expressway and many areas in between. Sewer upgrades are ongoing to mitigate decades-old historic flooding. 

  • Health and COVID-19 Resources: Allocated $880,000 in funding for the renovation and expansion of the Sutphin Blvd. Joseph P. Addabbo Health Clinic. Providing vital PPE to the community by continuing mask and hand sanitizer distribution to our food pantries, CBOs, religious institutions and businesses; Rapid Testing Site acquisition in the District.

  • Food Distribution: Enlisted multiple partners to join forces with us to distribute thousands of boxes of food to families, seniors, and any constituent in need.  Access to healthy food should not be determined by income and over the last few months, I worked with our community partners, religious institutions and colleagues in government to bring senior food delivery and pop up food pantries to provide fresh food for our community.

  • Community Resources: Weekly mobile office hours on Thursdays at Lefferts Library; partner with the Department of Finance to provide information sessions to homeowners; partner with NY Legal Assistance Group to provide free mobile legal assistance; partner with CUNY Citizenship NOW to offer free citizenship application assistance. Team Adams also spearheads a District 28 Taskforce to reduce litter, improve DSNY services and proliferate community clean-up efforts.

  • Historic and Commemorative Street Co-Namings: In Jamaica, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill recognizing Detective Lawrence Cecil Smith, Correction Officer Jonathan Narain, Punjab Avenue and Gurdwara Street.

I am committed to ensure that District 28 receive our fair share. Under my leadership, an unprecedented number of non-profit organizations benefitting the #GREAT28 have received much needed funding to continue their work. I am also proud to say that I worked hard to bring District 28 the LARGEST capital budget wins in the entire city in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget!

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Council Member Adams’ Prime Sponsored Legislation

  • Reso 1387: Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.8921, which relates to postponing the New York City 2020 tax lien sale until one year after the COVID-19 state of emergency has been lifted.

  • Reso 0918: Resolution calling on the State of New York to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.3900/A.5974, an act to amend the social services law, in relation to coverage for health care services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation.

  • Reso 0797: Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to maintain at least seven Title IX Coordinator positions, with at least one coordinator at each borough field support center.

  • Reso 0561: Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to provide human trafficking prevention training to public school administrators, teachers, and staff.

Laws

  • Intro 1396:  Also known as “Just Cause” legislation, this bill would require that when a fast food employer needs to lay off employees, that such employer discharge employees by inverse seniority. This proposed bill provides for arbitration of disagreements between fast food employers and fast employees and entitles laid off fast food employees to schedule pay premiums.

  • Intro 1612: This bill would expand the New York City Human Rights Law’s protections against discrimination in housing accommodations by eliminating an exception for owner-occupied rentals. The bill would prohibit landlords of such rentals from discriminating against potential renters on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, uniformed services, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, or because of any lawful source of income of such person or persons.

  • Intro 1651: This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to issue a report to the Mayor and Council that would identify parks and playgrounds under its jurisdiction that have routinely failed DPR inspections and submit a plan to the Council on how the issues at such parks and playgrounds will be corrected.

Enacted Laws

  • Intro 613-A: An enacted law that mandates all city agencies to conduct risk assessments to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Intro 867-A: An enacted law that requires the DOT to establish and maintain guidelines on its website for considerations used to assess proposed changes of one-way streets to two-way streets and vice versa.

  •  Intro 928-A: An enacted law that requires that at least two corners of a street intersection have appropriate street name signage installed.

  • Intro 1137: An enacted bill codifies into the Charter the mayor’s office of data analytics (MODA). The office uses analytics tools to prioritize risk more strategically, deliver services more efficiently, enforce laws more effectively and increase transparency.

  • Intro 1300: An enacted law that co-names 68 thoroughfares and public places, based on requests of Council Members whose district includes the location. Of these 68 co-names, 12 are either a relocation of a previously enacted co-naming or a revision to the street sign installed with respect to a previously enacted co-naming.

  • Intro 1333-A: Inspired by the devastation of single mother, Jasmine Headley, this enacted legislation requires the department of social services/human resources administration (DSS/HRA) to issue a quarterly report on arrests, summonses, removals, escorts, and use of force incidents that occur in a job center or SNAP center.

  • Intro 1650: An enacted bill that requires the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to provide information about the Health Bucks program and farmers’ markets in the city to all individuals who receive or apply to receive supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.

  • Intro 1825: An enacted Local Law in relation to the naming of 55 thoroughfares and public places within the City of New York.

  • Intro 1914: An enacted law which makes threatening a commercial tenant based on their status as a COVID-19 impacted business or person a form of harassment punishable by a civil penalty of $10,000 to $50,000.