Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria) Endorsements include: Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Queens), New York Communities for Change, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Van Bramer, in his third term in the Council, leads the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and is a founding member of the Council’s Progressive Caucus. Now the Council’s deputy leader, he previously served as majority leader during his second term. He has introduced 150 bills, with 20 enacted into law. Among them is a measure requiring schools to release traffic safety reports and reduce food waste, stiffening civil penalties for individuals leaving a vehicle accident scene without reporting it to authorities, and requiring city agencies and schools to distribute information on how to sign up for library cards. This year, he sponsored a unanimously approved bill creating an Open Culture Program, allowing artists to perform on city streets participating in the city’s Open Streets program. Van Bramer’s office has processed 2,221 constituent service requests per year from 2015 to 2020, according to CouncilStat. His office’s average is more than three times as high as the city’s.Read Story Here
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