Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND RULES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BRAD LANDER ANNOUNCE COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS


  Pledging a more inclusive and democratic City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Rules Committee Chairman Brad Lander announced the Council committee chairpersons and leadership today.
In a joint statement, Speaker Mark-Viverito and Rules Committee Chairman Lander said: “The leadership and committee chairs appointed today show that this City Council will be reflective of New York’s diversity and values. These committees will be critical to examining and debating legislation, engaging the public and holding the administration accountable. Our commitment is to empower committees and members to make sure all voices are heard within the council and today is the start of that commitment.”

LEADERSHIP
Van Bramer
Garodnick
Gentile
Rose
Torres
Vacca
Williams
Lander
Ignizio (Minority Leader)
AGING
Chin, Chair
Arroyo
Koslowitz
Rose
Deutsch
Treyger
Vallone
CIVIL RIGHTS
Mealy, Chair
Eugene
Dromm
Rose
King

CIVIL SERVICE & LABOR
Miller, Chair
Crowley
Dromm
Constantinides
Cornegy
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Arroyo, Chair
Palma
Crowley
King
Gibson
Maisel
Rosenthal
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Espinal, Chair
Gentile
Ferreras
Koslowitz
Lancman
CONTRACTS
Rosenthal, Chair
Koo
Wills
Constantinides
Deutsch
Johnson
Miller

CULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES & INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS
Van Bramer, Chair
Crowley
Ferreras
Koo
Levin
King
Constantinides
Cumbo
Rosenthal

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Garodnick, Chair
Gentile
Ferreras
Koslowitz
Weprin
Wills
Richards
Barron
Miller
EDUCATION
Dromm, Chair
Gentile
Garodnick
Chin
Levin
Rose
Weprin
Williams
King
Barron
Deutsch
Levine
Maisel
Reynoso
Treyger
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Richards, Chair
Levin
Constantinides
Lancman
Ulrich
FINANCE
Ferreras, Chair
Rodriguez
Van Bramer
Gibson
Cornegy
Cumbo
Johnson
Levine
Miller
Rosenthal
Ignizio
FIRE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Crowley, Chair
Eugene
Cabrera
Lancman
Vallone
GENERAL WELFARE
Levin, Chair
Palma
Cabrera
Wills
Richards
Gibson
Johnson
Menchaca
Torres
GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
Kallos, Chair
Greenfield
Levine
Torres
Matteo
HEALTH
Johnson, Chair
Arroyo
Mendez
Eugene
Koo
Van Bramer
Barron
Cornegy
Espinal
HIGHER EDUCATION
Barron, Chair
Vacca
Cabrera
Williams
Cumbo
HOUSING & BUILDINGS
Williams, Chair
Mendez
Rodriguez
Koslowitz
Cornegy
Espinal
Levine
Reynoso
Rosenthal
Torres
Ulrich
IMMIGRATION
Menchaca, Chair
Eugene
Dromm
Koo
Espinal
JUVENILE JUSTICE
Cabrera, Chair
Arroyo
Vacca
Barron
Lancman
LAND USE
Greenfield, Chair
Palma
Arroyo
Dickens
Garodnick
Mealy
Mendez
Rodriguez
Koo
Lander
Levin
Weprin
Williams
Richards
Barron
Cohen
Kallos
Reynoso
Torres
Treyger
Ignizio
MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE & DISABILITY SERVICES
Cohen, Chair
Crowley
Wills
Johnson
Vallone
OVERSIGHT & INVESTIGATIONS
Gentile, Chair
Dickens
Dromm
Constantinides
Deutsch
Lancman
Rosenthal
PARKS & RECREATION
Levine, Chair
Mealy
Cabrera
Van Bramer
Cohen
Maisel
Treyger
PUBLIC HOUSING
Torres, Chair
Mendez
Van Bramer
Richards
Cumbo
PUBLIC SAFETY
Gibson, Chair
Gentile
Vacca
Ferreras
Williams
Cornegy
Deutsch
Espinal
Lancman
Torres
Matteo
RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY
Treyger, Chair
Mendez
Chin
Richards
Menchaca
Ulrich
Matteo
RULES, PRIVILEGES, & ELECTIONS
Lander, Chair
Dickens
Garodnick
Rodriguez
Chin
Rose
Williams
Espinal
Levine
Ignizio
Mark-Viverito

SANITATION & SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Reynoso, Chair
King
Gibson
Constantinides
Matteo
SMALL BUSINESS
Cornegy, Chair
Dickens
Eugene
Koo
Koslowitz
Wills
Menchaca
Vallone
Ulrich
STANDARDS & ETHICS
Maisel, Chair
Ferreras
Lander
Menchaca
Ignizio
STATE & FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Koslowitz, Chair
Dickens
Lander
Espinal
Kallos
Maisel
Reynoso
TECHNOLOGY
Vacca, Chair
Palma
Weprin
Greenfield
Matteo
TRANSPORTATION
Rodriguez, Chair
Garodnick
Vacca
Chin
Levin
Rose
Van Bramer
Weprin
Greenfield
Constantinides
Menchaca
Miller
Reynoso
VETERANS
Ulrich, Chair
Cabrera
Cohen
Maisel
Vallone
WATERFRONTS
Rose, Chair
Garodnick
Deutsch
Johnson
Vallone
WOMEN'S ISSUES
Cumbo, Chair
Mealy
Crowley
Koslowitz
Kallos
YOUTH SERVICES
Eugene, Chair
Palma
Mealy
Chin
Greenfield
King
Cumbo
LAND USE SUB COMMITTEES
LANDMARKS, PUBLIC SITING & MARITIME USES
Koo, Chair
Palma
Arroyo
Mendez
Levin
Barron
Kallos
PLANNING, DISPOSITIONS & CONCESSIONS
Dickens, Chair
Mealy
Rodriguez
Cohen
Treyger
ZONING & FRANCHISES
Weprin, Chair
Garodnick
Williams
Richards
Reynoso
Torres
Ignizio
SUB COMMITTEES
DRUG ABUSE (MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ABUSE & DISABILITY SERVICES)
Wills
LIBRARIES (CULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS)
Constantinides
NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDUCATION)
Deutsch
SENIOR CENTERS (AGING)
Vallone

8 comments:

  1. So Cohen got Mental Health? It seems to be a political dead end and it gets zero press coverage. I remember when Margarita López had to settle for that committee. She was then term-limited out of the Council and failed beat Scott Stringer in the race for Manhattan Borough President.

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  2. it is crazy that a city council has so many committees … the u.s. senate has about half as many

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  3. The following editorial from today’s Daily News notes that Bronx Councilmen Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen and Ritchie Torres are among the 35 of 51 NY City Council members who pledged to abolish lulus. But yesterday, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito got a near unanimous vote to continue paying such stipends running into tens of thousands of dollars to members who stay on her good side. The editorial says that all 35 who pledged to ban lulus must keep their word by both refusing the money and forcing a vote on complete banishment.

    Here is the link to the editorial: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/money-talks-melissa-article-1.1588233#ixzz2rDlzSVGN

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  4. So you agree based on this analysis that the Bronx got bumped out of its committeechair positions?

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    1. There was no analysis printed in this article just which council member received what committee assignment and Chair.
      However last night on cable channel New York 1 Gerson Borrero said that it was Bronx Bemocratic County Leader Carl Heastie who screwed Councilwoman Annabel Palma in getting a committee chair for Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo.
      I have not commented yet, and will in my column next week of 100 Percent in the Bronx or Parkchester Newspapers.

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  5. Not a real leader among them.

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    1. First Peter Vallone, Sr., then Gifford Miller, then Christine Quinn, and now Melissa Mark-Viverito. Who will be the next has-been?

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    2. Every council speaker ends up believing that they are somehow elected by the city as a whole and that they are going to be the next mayor. But none of them ever makes it out of the primaries, or even gets more than 20% of the vote.

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