EAST FLATBUSH NEIGHBORHOOD VOICES CONCERNS OF OVER-DEVELOPMENT

BROOKLYN, NY : On Saturday, October 7, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams joined the residents of an East Flatbush neighborhood and local community activists in a press conference that spoke to concerns about recent developments and construction proposals in the area .

LOCAL LEADERS JOIN FDNY TO CO-NAME STREET FOR FORMER LIEUTENANT

BROOKLYN, NY : On Sunday, New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) was joined in Marine Park by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn) , the FDNY, and the community to co-name ‘Robert “Pudgie” Walsh Way’ in honor of the former Lieutenant .

WILLIAMS’ STATEMENT ON VEGAS MASS SHOOTING

“We awoke this morning to news that over fifty Americans souls were murdered, and over five hundred have been injured. I offer my prayers for peace and comfort to the families of those who have been killed, and for those fighting for their lives, that they may make full recoveries. I thank the first responders and medical staffs who have worked to prevent further loss of life.”

CITY COUNCIL PASSES WILLIAMS’ LANDMARK CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING BILL 

NEW YORK, NY : Today, the City Council unanimously passed Int. 1447-C, a landmark construction safety bill sponsored by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and Chair of Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee, which will institute mandatory construction worker safety training standards.

WILLIAMS DENOUNCES TRUMP’S CLOSURE OF DACA PROGRAM

“Foremost, nothing this administration does should come as a surprise to people of goodwill. To formally rescind the DACA program and order the Dept. of Homeland Security to stop processing any new applications sends a continued message that some lives matter more than others in the eyes of this President . We should not take these types of steps lightly. History teaches us that deportations and the threats of them have been used as a measure to dehumanize, ostracize and as prelude to legitimize horrors that followed.

MAYOR SIGNS TENANT HARASSMENT PACKAGE

NEW YORK, NY : On August 25, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two packages of bills that seek to curb tenant harassment. The first package, Stand for Tenant Safety (STS), affords tenants better protections from potentially harmful construction projects that are being used to push residents out of their homes. The second set of bills, which includes legislation sponsored by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, addresses remedies for tenant harassment .

COUNCIL PASSES LEGISLATION CALLING FOR PUBLISHED REPORTS ON POLICE MISCONDUCT

NEW YORK, NY : On August 24, the New York City Council passed Intro 119-D, which seeks to reduce police misconduct and improve support for police officers.

Sponsored by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Intro 119-D requires the Inspector General for the Police Department to review information on police misconduct and develop recommendations related to the disciplining, training, and monitoring of police officers.