Pressing forward with an active legislative agenda, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer on Feb. 26 co-sponsored four pieces of legislation in the City Council. All were reintroductions from her time in the Council.
Int. 89-2014 – with Council Member Levin: A bill to require the Department of Social Services to provide semiannual reports to the Council regarding referrals to adult protective services.
Int. 108-2014 – with Council Member Rose: A bill to prohibit employment discrimination based on an individual’s status as a caregiver.
Int. 97-2014 – with Council Member Mendez: A bill to protect student pedestrians by installing warning systems near schools that are close to parking garages, placing a stop sign at the garage exit, and placing a sign alerting drivers to the presence of students in the area.
Int. 72-2014 – with Council Member Johnson: A bill to require the Department of Health to post information online about mobile and temporary food vendors, including the numbers of permits and borough-specific licenses.
Borough President Brewer also previously co-sponsored Int. 1-2014, the expansion of Paid Sick Leave.
Background: Under the City Charter, the Borough President can introduce legislation in partnership with a Council Member, and the bill’s list of sponsors includes the notation “by request of the Manhattan Borough President.”