Category: Legislation

Brewer co-sponsors bills to protect street trees, promote car-sharing

Part of aggressive legislative agenda. Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer on April 10 co-sponsored bills to protect street trees from construction (Int. 268-2014) and reserve spaces in public parking facilities for car-sharing programs (Int. 267-2014) – part of an aggressive legislative agenda since taking borough-wide office. The two bills introduced today were co-sponsored with Council Member Rosie Mendez and were re-introductions of legislation Brewer first… Read more

Brewer praises March 26 passage of intern protections bill

Unpaid interns deserve protections against harassment, which is why I am proud to have co-sponsored today’s City Council bill to unsure they enjoy the full protection of the New York City Human Rights Law. In more than 30 years of public service, I have had over 1,000 interns. They have been invaluable – and we should value them in turn. Background: BP Brewer first introduced the interns protection bill in… Read more

Brewer praises expansion of paid sick leave signed into law by Mayor de Blasio

This is a great day for New York, because expanding paid sick leave makes for a healthier city. Since laws are only effective if those they govern understand their rights and responsibilities, I look forward to an active role in educating both workers and employers. A successful roll-out will require broad community outreach to implement the best practices that have worked in cities that have already enacted paid sick leave.… Read more

Additional legislative efforts

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer on March 12 co-sponsored additional legislation in the City Council: Int. 150-2014 – with Council Member Lander: Amending the City Charter to allow instant run-off voting. Int. 151-2014 – with Council Member Lander: To establish minimum neighborhood service standards and require environmental mitigation reports on certain large-scale developments. Int. 152-2014 – with Council Member Lander: Harassment protection during building conversions. Int. 163-2014 – with… Read more

Brewer co-sponsors four bills

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: … Read more