Majority Leader Van Bramer’s Bill to Strengthen Community Input in Zoning Becomes Law

The bill will require that the Board of Standards and Appeals reference and address concerns from the community when deciding zoning exemptions for property owners

Majority Leader Van Bramer Holds Mobile Office Hours in Woodside at Big Six Towers

On Monday, May 22nd, I hosted mobile office hours in Woodside at the Big Six Towers Apartments. From 5PM to 7PM, I joined members of my staff to hear constituents voice concerns, share thoughts and ideas, and chat one-on-one on a wide range of topics. Because many residents may not be able to visit my office during standard work hours, I held these office hours from 5PM to 7PM to give constituents the opportunity to meet one-on-one at a time and location that was more convenient.

Majority Leader Van Bramer on the Passing of Gert McDonald

Majority Leader Van Bramer released the following statement on the passing of longtime community leader Gert McDonald.

Rally for Arts and Cultural Organizations

On Friday, May 19th, I joined over 70 artists, members of cultural organizations from across New York City, and supporters of the arts held a rally at City Hall calling for $40 million in increased investment in New York City’s more than 1,500 cultural organizations before the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries held a hearing on the FY18 Executive Budget.

Invest in Libraries!

On Friday, May 19th, I joined the presidents of the New York Public Library, Queens Library, and Brooklyn Public Library, Henry Garrido, the Executive Director of the District Council 37 union, and the #InvestInLibraries campaign to rally in support of funding for New York City’s libraries in the FY18 budget on the steps of City Hall before the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries held a hearing on the FY18 Executive Budget. At the rally, leaders, employees and supporters of New York City’s public libraries called for funding for 7 day service and for $150 million in necessary capital funds to make needed repairs and facility upgrades to ensure all New Yorkers can enjoy the invaluable and essential services our libraries provide.

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