New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Press Releases

Kallos Inauguration Celebrated with Senator Schumer, Attorney General Schneiderman, Comptroller DiNapoli, Comptroller Stringer, Public Advocate James, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Elected Officials, Community Leaders and More than Seven Hundred Guests

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Today at noon, more than seven hundred community leaders and guests joined United States Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Liz Krueger, Council Member Dan Garodonick, Former Public Advocate Mark Green, Former Council Member Jessica Lappin, Former Assembly Member Jonathan Bing, and Bill Samuels to celebrate the inauguration of Council Member Benjamin J. Kallos. Congress Member Carolyn Maloney, who is on an international trip, provided remarks by video message.

Statement from Council Member Ben Kallos on Being Named Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New York, NY – Today, on the naming of City Council committee assignments, the following statement can be attributed to Council Member Ben Kallos (District Five, Manhattan): 


"I am honored to be named Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations, where I will work with my committee to create a government that is more open, transparent, and accountable to the working families that make our city great.  Our task will be to make our city more efficient at seamlessly serving all of our city’s residents, so that government just works for the people."