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Legislative Accomplishments

& Wins, cont.

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CM Adams grants Rochdale Village $9 Million Dollars for services and building repairs.

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During the COVID-19 crisis we were able to partner with several community organizations to feed thousands of our residents during this uncertain time.

During my tenure we were able to launch Participatory Budgeting for the first time in district 28. Through this effort we were able to allocate $1 Million dollars to various projects in the district through the choice of local residents.

#ProudToServeNYC

Legislative Accomplishments

  • Hosted a Small Business forum for minority and women business owners and entrepreneurs where resources and advice were given out by the City’s SBS and M/WBE initiatives as well as the Queens and Southeast Chamber of Commerce.

  • Strengthened community beautification and clean up efforts on Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, Queens through the ACE program which employs homeless individuals giving them the opportunity to earn wages.

  • $1mil project (City Council & NAACP partnership) giving students in communities of color access to laptops and state-of-the-art learning programs to boost literacy and math skills. In District 28 Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 was included.

Laws & Bills

  • 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 1584: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring annual financial disclosure from each person who has any interest in a taxicab license.

  • 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.

Laws & Bills, cont.

  • Intro 1715: This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to create a program to provide access to legal services for parents or guardians after an indicated report during an ACS investigation, specifically during the fair hearing process.

  • Intro 1716: This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on the total number of emergency removals of children each quarter. This bill also requires ACS to provide such information disaggregated by race, household income and single-parent status.

  • Intro 1740: This bill would require the FDNY, in consultation with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), to develop and implement a plan for ensuring that the racial, ethnic, and gender demographics of the Department’s firefighters reflect that of the City’s population as a whole. FDNY would also be required to post a yearly report on its website that includes an overview of the Department’s efforts to recruit and retain female firefighters and firefighters of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Intro 1802: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring fire safety notices to be posted in all multiple dwellings and homeless shelters.

  • Intro 1824: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the NYPD, FDNY and NYCEM to have access to data from school bus tracking devices.

  • Intro 1913: This bill would require the Sheriff to report annually on recorded document fraud complaints and investigations, disaggregated by borough and council district.