Thursday, January 23, 2014

Statement from Council Member Andrew Cohen On Committee Assignments

Named Chair of Mental Health Committee, Appointed to Parks, Land Use and Veterans Affairs Committees

“I am delighted to be named the Chair of the Mental Health Committee and appointed to seats on the Parks, Land Use and Veterans Affairs Committees.  There is a lot that we can do to improve mental health and support the developmentally disabled population throughout New York City and I am looking forward to getting to work.

“Additionally, I am pleased to be a member of the Parks, Land Use and Veterans Affairs Committees.  The 11th Council district has the most parkland of any district in the City.  I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to oversee Parks projects and ensure they are completed within their budget and in a timely manner.

“The jurisdiction that the Land Use committee has in regards to zoning and planning is extremely important.  We must ensure that developers comply with the zoning law and work with them to ensure responsible development is occurring throughout the City.

“We also must do more to support our veterans who sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms.  I believe my work on the Mental Health committee can intertwine with my work on the Veterans Affairs committee as many veterans unfortunately return home with mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen.

1 comment:

  1. It seems unlikely that, years from now, anyone will be discussing this councilman's committee assignments.