City Council Committee Approves Bills To Regulate Police Use Of ForceThe City Council Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a trio of bills aimed at police reform.
City Council Approves Gender Neutral Bathroom LegislationThe measure, sponsored by council member Daniel Dromm would require single-occupant toilets to be available for people of all genders.
NYC To Become First City In US To Require Free Tampons In Schools, Shelters, JailsNew York City is on track to become the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails after lawmakers approved the idea Tuesday amid a national discussion of the costs of having a period.
Fallout After City Council Cuts Funding For Prominent Jewish MuseumThere is more fallout from the New York City corruption scandal.
EXCLUSIVE: Corruption Scandal Drives City Council To Suddenly Cut Off Funds To Simon Wiesenthal CenterThe spigot of city funds flowing to a prominent Jewish museum has been abruptly shut off by the City Council as connections to people involved in the city corruption scandal are being blamed.
City Council Approves Easing Punishments For Low-Level CrimesNew York City will reduce the penalties for minor offenses like littering and public urination under a package of bills approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
NYC Council Eyes Easing Punishments For Public Urination, LitterThe New York City Council is poised to pass criminal justice reforms that would curtail the punishments for low-level offenses such as urinating in public.
City Council Approves 5-Cent Charge For Plastic, Paper BagsSupporters of the bill argue that charging a nickel for shoppers using disposable bags is an easy way to reduce waste.
New Bill Would Require Anti-Sex Assault Training For NYC Taxi DriversA new bill being proposed to the City Council would require New York City cab drivers to complete anti-sexual assault training.
City Council Votes To Give Itself $36,000 Pay RaiseThe proposal boosts council members’ salaries to $148,500 — a $36,000 raise from their current $112,500 a year paycheck.
City Councilman James Vacca Comes Out Publicly As Gay ManBronx City Councilman James Vacca (D-13th) won praise from the council’s LGBT caucus as he came out publicly as a gay man Friday.
NYC Council To Introduce Bills To Change Low-Level OffensesCouncil officials said Wednesday that the package of bills is aimed at handing out fairer punishments while alleviating a glut of outstanding warrants and low-level offenders clogging in the courts.