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Press Room

The New York City Council Press Office provides timely and accurate information about the City Council's latest events and public statements.

Photos are available for many Council press events. Please call for details.
Press Calls: 212-788-7116

Here you'll find photos, video, our blog, as well as press releases and reports.

You can find older press releases here.

 Recent Press Releases

May

05/26/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito and NYC Council Announce Results of 2015-2016 Participatory Budgeting Cycle. Read more.

05/25/16
Council Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms. Read more.

05/19/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. Read more.

05/19/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Member Menchaca Call For End to Targeting of Central American Refugees for Deportation. Read more

05/13/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Plans for New Waves of Deportion. Read more

05/05/16
Council to Vote on Legislation Creating Five Cent Minimum Surcharge for Bags Used in Retail Stores. Read more.

05/04/16
Joint Statement by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Lgbt Caucus. Read more.

05/03/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito, Mayor de Blasio and Health Commissioner Bassett Announce 85 Percent Reduction in K2 Related Emergency Visits. Read more.

05/03/16
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and 45 Members of New York City Council Urge Congress not to Cut GI Benefits. Read more.

05/02/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Puerto Rico Defaulting on Debts. Read more.

April

04/26/16
Joint Statement by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Re: Re: FY 2017 Executive Budget. Read more.

04/25/16
Statement from Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Supporting Ecuador Following 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake. Read more.

04/20/16
Council to Vote to Make Defibrillators Available for Youth Baseball Teams. Read more.

04/18/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Supreme Court Hearing DACA/DAPA Oral Arguments. Read more

04/17/16
Council to Vote to Improve Conditions in City's Pedestrian Plazas. Read more.

04/04/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Evenwel vs. Abbott. Read more.

04/04/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Finance Chair Ferreras-Copeland and City Council Release FY 2017 Preliminary Budget Recommendations. Read more.

04/01/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: NY State's Budget. Read more.

March

03/31/16
Fiscal Year 2017 Preliminary Budget Recommendations.
Read more.

03/30/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Donald Trump’s Comments About Punishing Women Exercising Their Constitutional Rights. Read more

03/29/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Supreme Court Ruling on Public Unions. Read more

03/24/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito and NYC Council Members Kick Off Voting for 2015-2016 Participatory Budgeting Cycle. Read more.

03/24/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: The Passing of Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. Read more

03/22/16
Council to Vote on Modified Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability Plan. Read more.

03/16/16
Statement By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Read more

03/09/16
Council to Vote on Transparency Enhancements for City Jails. Read more

03/08/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: International Women's Day. Read more

03/07/16
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee Announce Commiunity-Based Planning Blueprint. Read more

February

02/24/16
Council to Vote on Language Access and Accessibility Requirements for City Websites. Read more.

02/12/16
Statement By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Guilty Verdict in Akai Gurley Manslaughter Case. Read more.

02/11/16
Speaker Mark Viverito's 2016 State of the City Address, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery. Read more.

02/11/16
Speaker Mark-Viverito Delivers 2016 State of the City Address. Read more 

02/08/16
Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Lunar New Year. Read More

02/05/16
Council to Vote on Legislative Reforms. Read more

02/04/16
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Announce Collaboration with Microsoft to Provide Software to New York City Students. Read more.

January

01/21/16
Joint Statement by Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Finance Chair Copeland-Ferreras Re: Mayor de Blasio’s Preliminary Budget Proposal. Read more.

01/19/16
Council to Vote on Legislation Protecting Job Security for Grocery Store Workers. Read more.

01/19/16
Statements From New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito & Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca Re: Supreme Court Announcing It Will Hear United States V. Texas. Read more.

01/05/16
President Obama’s executive action on federal gun control. Read more.

01/07/16
New York City Council to Introduce Legislative Package to Reform Taxi and For-Hire Vehicle Industries. Read more.


You can find older press releases here.