On September 14, 2023, Int.1167, co-sponsored by Council Members Eric Dinowitz and Kevin C. Riley, was introduced at the City Council. The bill aims to address the lack of supplies that are available at Bronx emergency service centers.
On October 30, 2023, the Department of Buildings announced a new initiative to help combat overdoses among construction workers. A recent Department of Health survey Health revealed that construction workers led occupational groups in overdose deaths. In response to the Department of Health’s survey, both the Health and Building Departments are taking action to address the dangers of substance abuse and highlight the tools provided by the City to construction workers. Staff from both agencies … <Read More>
On September 14, 2023, the City Council passed Int. 962-A, requiring a city appointed agency to start the planning and construction of swimming pools in areas without current pool access, with the eventual requirement to provide free swimming lessons to underserved communities. The bill was sponsored by Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers.