New York City Council

NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.
City Lawmakers Promise Tougher Laws To Help Protect Rent-Regulated TenantsRallying outside City Hall on Wednesday, tenants say landlords are using aggressive construction to drive them out of their rent-regulated apartments.
De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Make Nice After Uber SpatThe mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.
Uber App Debuts 'De Blasio' Feature To Rip Possible Vehicle Limits In NYCThe New York City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would number of new for-hire vehicle licenses.
Commissioner Bratton To City Council: NYPD Reform Bills Aren't NecessaryBratton told a City Council committee Monday that he's against a package of nine bills that would impose new regulations on the nation's largest police department.
NYC Council Proposes Bill Restricting Number Of Uber, Other For-Hire CarsCouncilman Stephen Levin, D-Brooklyn, is sponsoring a bill he calls a "timeout."
City Council Bill Takes Aim At Illegal Airbnb RentalsThe fine for a first-time offense would skyrocket from $1,000 to $10,000 and the maximum penalty would be $50,000.
City Council Approves Skyscraper Near Grand Central In Exchange For Transit Hub WorkDeveloper SL Green Realty Corp. will invest about $220 million in critical improvements to Grand Central, allowing more trains to run during rush hour on the clogged 4-5-6 lines.
New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio To ResignHe will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.
De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor OffensesWhen it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.
NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor OffensesUnder the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.
NYC Council Speaker Wants City To Cover Bail For Poor, Low-Level DefendantsIn 2013 -- the most recent numbers available -- 16,663 defendants couldn't make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn't make bail of $20 to $500.
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