May 10, 2011
Amid debate about whether bicyclists on the loop roads in Central Park are being unfairly ticketed when they run red lights, Council Member Garodnick helped lead a consensus to limit ticketing to moments when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk.
May 4, 2011
With a bill proposed in the State Senate to let landlords buy their way out of the J-51 program – and deprive tenants of long-standing rights affirmed by the highest court in the state – Council Member Garodnick offered strong testimony in opposition.
Apr 28, 2011
The City Council passed Intro 458, a bill authored by Council Member Garodnick, to require that the City publish an interactive map to inform New Yorkers of planned street closures.
Apr 28, 2011
The City Council approved a package of bills introduced by Council Member Garodnick to close loopholes in the pedicab law and bring welcome new regulation to the industry.
Apr 27, 2011
The pedestrian, bicycle and commuter advocates Transportation Alternatives urged the passage of Council Member Garodnick's "Authentic Permit Act," which would put barcodes on City-issued parking permits in order to better identify legitimate permits and encourage enforcement against parking violators.
Apr 15, 2011
The City Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee, chaired by Council Member Garodnick, held a hearing to investigate a report by the Department of Consumer Affairs which found that 90% of used-car dealers violated the law during a recent enforcement sweep.
Apr 12, 2011
Along with Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Jonathan Bing, Council Member Garodnick called on the MTA to bring relief to the block of 57th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues, which is occupied daily by some 60 buses – on one side of the street alone – during rush hour.
Apr 6, 2011
The City Council passed a bill authored by Council Member Garodnick to align New York City's building code with industry standards for energy-efficient "cool roofs," requiring materials that will absorb less heat, thus requiring less energy to keep the building cool.
Mar 30, 2011
Council Member Garodnick joined Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz to announce the results of a crackdown on fraudulent tax preparers.
Mar 29, 2011
With New York’s rent regulations scheduled to sunset in June unless they are re-approved in Albany, Council Member Garodnick and Speaker Christine Quinn led a group of 38 Council Members in calling on the state to renew and expand protections for renters.