I hope you and your families are doing well as we are moving forward to warmer weather, businesses and schools reopening in person operations - hand in hand with getting the Covid-19 vaccine, getting tested, social distancing and wearing a mask.
This week we were proud to celebrate Earth Day in a series of events, park cleanups, graffiti removals, reusable bag giveaways, as well as voting on important legislation to reduce and re-use food waste.
In an effort to keep our neighborhoods and commercial corridors cleaner, businesses in City Island, who signed up for our Adopt a Trash Can program, received the Trash Cans. We are looking forward to a successful program as we roll it in other neighborhoods.
Team Gjonaj was proud to join forces with the NYPD 45th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit as we hosted an event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, to further raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.
April is National Pet Month and we were glad to do a Pet Food Giveaway in City Island, in partnership with Animal Care Center of NYC and meet many of the lovely City Island furry friends and their owners.
Legislatively as part of the NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, we held an oversight hearing to investigate ways to increase diversity in the arts and in our city’s cultural institutions - including, resolving the ethnic pay gap within cultural organizations and uplifting up nonprofits that are dedicated to supporting minorities in the arts.
We are proud of serving you and being with you throughout this pandemic. We are continuing to give out food boxes, offer Rapid Testing and many more services throughout our community. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any issues or concerns at 718-931-1721 or email at MGjonaj@council.nyc.gov.
NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj
District 13, Bronx