Sep 25, 2009

Good News for East Harlem's Representation in City Council

Today, the Urban Justice Center released its yearly report card index for New York City Council members. The members are ranked on indicators including advancing democracy, advancing equality, environmental justice, health, housing, work, and education based on their votes on key legislation, sponsorship on bills pending a vote, and a human rights questionnaire completed by each member.

Good news for East Harlem's own Melissa Mark Viverito, who ranks third among all council members. Although she seems to have received pretty low marks on housing and work issues, she did well on all the others. Be aware that these results are predicated on the legislation that the Urban Justice Center thought was important -- it's not a completely neutral review!