As New York City reopens and recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that we emphasize public safety and sanitation. The residential neighborhoods, tourism, accessibility, and unique cultural institutions that make New York so special all depend on safe, clean streets.
Julie proudly stood up to the cuts to the sanitation department, and she has the endorsement of the sanitation union precisely because she opposed last year’s $100 million cut to sanitation, recycling, and composting. Those cuts are why we unfortunately see so much garbage on our streets today. On the City Council, Julie will fight to restore these cuts.
Julie knows that criminal justice reform and public safety are not mutually exclusive. She is proud to serve on the Reform Council of the Vera Institute, a leader in improving our justice systems. We can ensure that we institute meaningful reforms. We can absolutely have criminal justice reform and public safety at the same time and Julie is the candidate with the experience who can address both of these priorities.