Feb 11, 2011
A creative new effort to boost business along the Second Avenue Subway construction corridor will reach 2 million straphangers.
Feb 4, 2011
After Mayor Bloomberg stated publicly that non-emergency City workers should have reported to work even after the declaration of a weather emergency and the closure of City offices, Council Member Garodnick said that such a policy is not only unfair, it could also undermine cleanup efforts.
Feb 2, 2011
Council Member Garodnick introduced a pair of new pedicab reform bills, as well as another that seeks to prevent the use of fraudulent parking placards.
Jan 18, 2011
Council Member Garodnick introduced three new bills, two of which would provide greater information to the public about street fairs, and one which would make it easier for tenants to contact their landlords via email.
Jan 14, 2011
Council Member Garodnick testified against a proposal from the Fire Department to charge drivers $365 to $490 for the cost of responding to car fires and accidents, calling the plan an "a la carte" approach to government that "undermines the shared responsibility and sense of purpose that bind us together as citizens."
Jan 10, 2011
At a City Council hearing into the Christmas blizzard, Council Member Garodnick pressed the Bloomberg Administration to implement a new protocol in which the Mayor or a Deputy Mayor would make the final decision to declare – or not – an emergency
Jan 6, 2011
Following a Department of Consumer Affairs report that 67 percent of supermarkets failed inspections due to inadequate pricing and other violations, the City Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee, chaired by Council Member Garodnick, held an oversight hearing into the City’s regulation of supermarkets.
Jan 3, 2011
At a rally of housing advocates and elected officials to support the reauthorization of rent regulations and stronger protections for renters, Council Member Garodnick called for renewing the law and preventing "vacancy decontrol from being used as a weapon against tenants."
Dec 21, 2010
In response to a budget proposal by the Fire Department to collect a fee from private hospitals that use the City's 911 system to dispatch ambulances, Council Member Garodnick warned FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano that the plan could have a "rippling negative effect on public safety."
Dec 16, 2010
Prepaid debit cards are increasing in popularity as they become more targeted to teenagers and the unbanked, and as more celebrities become associated with them – but recent reports and the Council's Consumer Affairs Committee, chaired by Council Member Garodnick, found that they frequently carry high fees that crush their often low-income users.