New York City Council

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

FILE -- An SUV is parked on a mound of snow and ice in Brooklyn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Councilman: Suspend Parking Meters During Snowstorms

Councilman David Greenfield is proposing that the meters not be enforced whenever alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow.

02/02/2015

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NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax Rebates

The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.

01/21/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Calls for Renewal Of Sept. 11 Health Bill

City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.

01/07/2015

FILE - A rabbit sits in a cage. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Ban On Sale Of Rabbits As Pets

The New York City Council voted this week to ban the sale of rabbits as pets.

12/18/2014

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City Council Bill Would Allow New Yorkers To Identify Themselves As Multiracial

Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

11/25/2014

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Former Policy Analyst Sues NYC Council Over Firing

Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.

11/20/2014

New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin Introducing Bill To Measure Noise Pollution

Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s bill would require the city Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect data on noise pollution.

11/12/2014

New York City birth certificate (credit: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

NYC Weighs Easing Birth Certificate Gender Changes

The City Council’s Health Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on a plan supported by transgender rights advocates.

11/10/2014

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City Council Members Voice Concerns Over Police Chief’s Resignation

Members of the New York City Council gathered at City Hall to voice their concerns over the direction of the NYPD in light of the sudden departure of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.

11/03/2014

Commuters board MTA bus. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Proposed Legislation Would Require Tax Benefits For Some Mass Transit Users

Advocates are praising the New York City Council’s passage of a bill that would require businesses with 20 or more full-time employees to offer federal tax benefits for mass transit users.

10/08/2014

Undocumented children wait to speak during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Young Migrants To NYC To Receive Legal Help

The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.

09/23/2014

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New York City Council Introduces Package Of Bills To Fight Climate Change

The New York City Council on Friday proposed a package of bills intended to battle climate change by slashing greenhouse emissions, shrinking the carbon footprint of city operations, and cutting the number of cars on the road.

09/19/2014

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Proposed Bill Would Ban Credit Checks In Hiring, Firing

The bill’s chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.

09/12/2014

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Tweets HPV Low Grade Dysplasia, ‘#Whew’

Mark-Viverito, 45, took to Twitter Sunday to disclose she has the common sexually transmitted disease, which can lead to cancer.

08/22/2014

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