City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, who chairs the Committee on Women’s Issues, was joined by her colleagues, advocates and community stakeholders to witness the bill signing that would benefit students, community residents and cultural hubs within the 35th Council District, which she represents.
The Intros 771, 952 and 957 package assesses student access to health services, staffing and incident rates, holds the New York City Department of Education accountable for implementing a citywide comprehensive sex education program that is compliant with state standards for students in grades six through 12 and ensures instructors are trained to facilitate conversations on sexual health education in a responsible manner.
Cumbo was also co-prime sponsor of Intro 49, which requires the Department of Buildings to notify the appropriate council members and community boards whenever an application for a new building permit or an alteration that will require a new certificate of occupancy for a building is received or denied.
The community was involved in discussions to assess how the local business improvement district could assist in their continued growth and development. Through the expansion of the MetroTech BID, several cultural institutions, including BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, the Mark Morris Dance Group and BRIC, will receive additional support to expand their reach and attract thousands more visitors to frequent the neighborhood of Fort Greene for a unique arts experience.