January News: State of the District, New School Seats, Universal After School, and Reopening the 67th Street Library
Happy New Year!
Please join me for our annual State of the District for our volunteer fair, reflecting on our accomplishments over the past 6 years and set our goals for 2020.
We secured an additional 184 K-8 public school seats for the Upper East Side as a result of a law I authored to make the seat planning process more transparent. With one in five disabled students not getting the services they need, I carried legislation authored by former Public Advocate now Attorney General Tish James that passed and will hold the Department of Education more accountable. Legislation I authored to require stop-arm camera on public school buses to automatically ticket drivers who put our children in danger as they get on and off also received a hearing and you can sign our petition to keep our children safe. With school ending so many hours before most parents get home to care for their children, I have proposed Universal After School and ask you to come testify in support.
As chair of the Committee on Contracts, I questioned Department of Homeless Services officials regarding alleged self-dealing by homeless service providers that made headlines in the Wall Street Journal.
If you or your children love books as much as I do please join us to celebrate the reopening of the East 67th Street Library.
State of the District
- School Seats Secured for the Upper East Side
- Invitation to Testify: City Council Hearing on Universal After School
- Helping Students with Disabilities Get the Services They Need
- School Bus Stop-Arm Legislation Moves Forward
- French Dual Language Public School Program Sought
BUDGET AND LAND USE
- Oversight of Homeless Service Providers
- Sleep Out in Times Square with Will Smith
- Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day and ETHOS
- Fire Safety at First Friday
- Cyber Security for Small Businesses
- Proclamation for Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
- Annual West Side Tenants’ Conference
- LaborPress’ Leadership Awards Reception
- Alliance of South Asian American Labor 12th Annual Convention
- Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACAGNY)
- 19th Precinct Annual Holiday Party
EVENTS SPONSORED BY MY OFFICE