Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Executive Committee of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council

The Executive Committee of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council voted unanimously to endorse Assembly 496-211/Senate5825-211 introduced by Assemblyman Carl Heastie (Dem) and Senator Martin Golden (Rep) in regards to a law that only relates to New York City Livery permits and increases the amount of taxicabs designed to foster increased access and mobility to persons with disabilities. This is an issue that has been the subject of a great deal of discussion among members of the Caucus. "We are happy to hear that a compromise has been reached that is responsive to the needs of the members of this industry," said Co-Chair Fernando Cabrera. "We urge the State Legislature to vote in favor of this bill that will righfully represent our communities," said Co-Chair Robert Jackson.

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín
The following video is Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Spanish Version.
video by Rafael Martínez Alequín

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