“I was high off the people…” Esther DeVore, a member of Community Voices Heard and resident of East Harlem, said these words as she reflected on all the work she did from mid February to April 19, the last day of voting.
A PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY
This is a democracy that allows people to define their needs and actively develop the solution that meet those needs. We work to re-imagine the notion of democracy in New York and beyond by developing new ways for people to directly shape the direction their community takes.
NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING & REZONING
DEFINING THE FUTURE OF OUR EAST HARLEM / EL BARRIO
COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORUM - MAY 20TH
The Mayor has announced that East Harlem is one of the communities that is set to be rezoned to facilitate building more affordable housing. As the City considers these zoning changes, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has formed a Neighborhood Study Steering Committee, which will ensure that a broader set of neighborhood needs is being considered and that the voice of the community informs the proposal.
CVH is excited to share with you our 2014 Victories Brochure!
We're proud of all of our accomplishments in 2014 and we think you will be, too! Take a look...and come back in a few weeks for our more extensive 2014 Annual Report.
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
City Hall -- New York, NY 10007
**For Immediate Release**
April 9, 2015
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Members Kick off Voting for 2014-2015 Participatory Budgeting Cycle
From April 11th to April 19th, New Yorkers across 24 Council Districts will vote directly on nearly $30 million dollars in locally-developed capital projects
El Barrio, NY - At her first State of the City Address at Johnson Houses in East Harlem, NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito put her long-standing commitment to public housing into motion. Not only was it significant that this was the first time a Speaker has given such an address in public housing, but Speaker Mark-Viverito also demonstrated her commitment to the preservation and improvement of the critical public housing stock in NYC.