"It is a historic day for New York. As our first Latina citywide elected official, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will lead the Council in an inclusive, transparent, and progressive direction.
"I am honored to have been nominated as Chair of the City Council Rules Committee by the Speaker and elected by my colleagues. It is our duty to set up the infrastructure of an independent City Council and ensure that our body is inclusive so that people from all boroughs and diverse backgrounds have a voice in our work. We will also give thorough consideration to the Mayor’s appointments on which the Council has advice and consent authority.
"The Rules Committee will reform the Council’s rules to make our body more responsive, transparent, and effective. We developed a proposal that has already been endorsed by a strong and diverse majority of our members. With input from good-government experts and New Yorkers, we will make this stronger City Council a reality." Read more »