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New York City Council

NYC Council Holds Hearing on Getting to Zero Waste by 2030

NYC Council Holds Hearing on Getting to Zero Waste by 2030

By Alyssa Costa, Dietetic Intern, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

On September 18, 2017 the New York City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management held a hearing regarding an amendment to the City charter to establish a goal of zero waste for New York city by 2030.

Lunch for Learning Youth Deliver Testimony at City Council Hearing

Lunch for Learning Youth Deliver Testimony at City Council Hearing

The New York City Council Committee on Education held a hearing on the preliminary education budget on March 21, 2017. Advocates representing citywide nonprofit organizations, parents, physicians, academics, school governing bodies and other stakeholders delivered testimony in support of expanding free school meals to all New York City public schools. As members of the Lunch for Learning campaign for universal free meals in all New York City Public Schools, it was the youth voices who stood out the most, passionately articulating the urgency of the need to eliminate the tiered payment system currently utilized by a majority of public schools.

Oversight Hearing on Zoning and Incentives for Promoting Retail Diversity and Preserving Neighborhood Character

Oversight Hearing on Zoning and Incentives for Promoting Retail Diversity and Preserving Neighborhood Character

On September 30, 2016 the New York City Council Committee on Small Business and Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises held an oversight hearing on Zoning and Incentives for Promoting Retail Diversity and Preserving Neighborhood Character. Nevin Cohen, Research Director at the Urban Food Policy Institute, prepared and delivered testimony focusing on the challenges and opportunities within the food sector His testimony is presented below.