Welcome to the online home of our City Council campaign.

Welcome to the online home of our City Council campaign for the 2017 race in the Bronx, District 16. For the past three years, I have had the distinct honor and privilege of serving as the Council Member for the 16th District, which includes the communities of Claremont, Claremont Village, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Morrisania and Mount Eden. I am thankful for the incredible opportunity to serve as your voice at City Hall. During my tenure, we have achieved great successes and I deeply appreciate the partnerships we have forged with stakeholders.

While serving as the first woman and person of color to Chair the Committee on Public Safety we have achieved an enormous amount together to create a better New York for everyone who lives here, especially our most vulnerable. We have successfully introduced and passed legislation focused on reducing the penalties for low-level non-violent offenses through the Criminal Justice Reform Act. We have supported measures to reduce the pipeline to prison in our schools through school discipline reforms. We have successfully increased funding for Alternatives to Incarceration programs and Anti-gun Violence initiatives. We have increased the number of school crossing guards on our streets and fought to civilianize positions in the NYPD. I am proud of the work we have done to create a more fair and equitable city for all New Yorkers, particularly those vulnerable communities that have historically been marginalized and targeted.

Now in my fourth year as your Council Member and have launched my 2017 re-election campaign, it my commitment to continue to be a strong advocate for the important issues that we know will make a difference in strengthening our communities and investing in our families. Focusing on expanding opportunities for New Yorkers from all walks of life – with a special emphasis on the daily challenges of the residents of the 16th Council District – this vision for a stronger New York encompasses expanded educational opportunities, ensuring the availability of quality affordable housing for all New Yorkers, a balanced approach to economic development that focuses on long term sustainable jobs, investing in our youth with programs that enhance academic achievement, committing the resources that our seniors need to live healthy and productive lives, and strengthening public safety for all New Yorkers by reforming the NYPD and ensuring that the constitutional rights of all New Yorkers are protected.

Admittedly this is a far reaching agenda and there is much work left to be done. But – together – we can make this vision for a better New York a reality.

As you explore this site, I urge you to remember what we have achieved thus far and consider what we can continue to do in partnership together and the positive difference we can make in the lives of all New Yorkers. I thank you for your commitment and support in advance!

Always remember – together – we can do great things.

Sincerely Yours,

Hon. Vanessa L. Gibson
Member of the City Council
16th District, Bronx County

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