Despite weeks of protest in NYC only nine council members voted for more cuts to NYPD budget

NYC’s FY21 budget was voted on June 30 and despite several weeks of protest around the country and in New York City calling for defunding the Police, only nine council members among 51 wanted more cuts to the 6 billion … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation increasing transparency and accountability around M/WBE contracting

On September 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law 6 pieces of legislation relating to M/WBEs– Intros. 923-A, 976-A, 981-B, 1005-A, 1019-A and 1020-A, in relation to increasing accountability and access for the city’s M/WBEs. “These bills bring us … Read More

Jumaane D. Williams and Helen Rosenthal introduce “Right to Record Act” expanding New Yorkers’ Constitutional Right to Film Police

On July 14, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Contracts, held a press conference to announce the introduction of the “Right to Record Act” (Int. 1235-2016). They were joined … Read More