J U N E 2 0 1 9 E - N E W S
Dear Neighbor,

It is my pleasure to share our June E-Newsletter which highlights important budget work, City Hall updates, and district events taking place this month. I would like to remind you to attend our a nnual Youth Summit  hosted in conjunction with the District 16 Education and Youth Council this Saturday, June 8th at 11AM at the Alianza MOSAIC Beacon Center . Our youth have been working hard to create a space for Youth Empowerment, through Education and Enrichment opportunities. 
During the month of June, I stand with our brothers and sisters of the LGBTQ+ community in celebration, and recognition of Pride Month. We also recognize the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and the major role it has played in LGBTQ+ history. I stand with our brothers and sisters in solidarity and partnership to continue supporting programs that serve our diverse community. The LGBTQ+ community has made significant contributions to our district and I invite you all to Save the Date, Saturday, July 13th , for our Annual LGBTQ Summer Brunch! Stay tuned. 
June is also Caribbean Heritage Month and I am proud to recognize the rich culture, heritage and history of Caribbean Americans. As a proud second generation Caribbean from my father from the Island of Trinidad, I invite you to join us for a Celebration of Caribbean History on Thursday, June 27th, at 12pm .  

During this season, I send my warmest Congratulations to all the graduates, the Class of 2019 in our district moving up to higher levels of education. We salute you all on a job well done! Our office each year provides Certificates to all graduating students in District 9. Congratulations Class of 2019! 

Please contact our district office at 718-588-7500 or email at  District16Bronx@council.nyc.gov with any questions you may have.

Hon. Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member, 16th District, Bronx County
Deputy Leader
Chair, Subcommittee on Capital Budget 
City Hall
The New York City Council is working diligently to negotiate a budget that all New Yorkers can be proud of. During the month of June, the Council will continue its negotiations with the Administration to ensure that all of the priorities that affect our communities are reflected in the FY20 budget.

Additionally, Council Member Gibson introduced Resolution 0862-2019 which calls on the State of New York to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.04372, to direct the consumer protection division to conduct a study on limited service pregnancy center entities.

For a calendar of this months' hearings, please click  HERE .
Jerome Rezoning Update

The  Jerome Avenue Neighborhood plan  was adopted in March 2018.  To track the progress of this rezoning, please view the  Neighborhood Rezoning Commitments Tracker .

To read the progress that has been made 1 year later, click  HERE .
Budget Update
The Discretionary Expense and Capital Funding applications are now closed. Please check with  NYC Council Website  for funding results at the end of June.

If you would like to receive updates and important notices regarding the New York City Council Budget Process, including Discretionary Capital and Expense funding, please email Justin Cortes at jcortes@council.nyc.gov.
Council Member Gibson was proud to join her elected colleagues to co-sponsor the annual Job Fair hosted by SUNY Educational Opportunities Center.
Council Member Gibson was proud to host a press conference in support of the ATI/Re-Entry Coalition enhanced funding in this year’s budget.
Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson attends:
NYC District Council of Carpenters and CCA Metro West Bronx Membership Town Hall.
Annual Bronx Health Summit hosted by the DOHMH, the Center for Health Equity.
Bronx Week Bankers Breakfast hosted by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
36th Annual Dinner Gala hosted by NOBLE NY Chapter to receive Presidential Award.
Mother's Day Celebration at Butler Community Center.
Prom Dress and Suit Giveaway hosted by PSA7 and the 40 Precinct Council.
The BronxWorks Lifting Lives Gala.
Bronx Week Labor Breakfast hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
The 10th Anniversary of the founding of Mott Hall Science and Technology Academy.
Annual Music on Wheels Recital hosted by Renaissance Youth Center.
Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders school project on bookcases.
Fair Futures rally in support of foster care youth from middle school to age 26.
Iftar and Evening of Reflection hosted by the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development.
Christ the King School visit and tree planting initiative.
Foster Youth Shadow Day hosted by the New York City Council.
Annual Communitea and Senior Luncheon hosted by t he  Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Morris HS Campus CTE program that helps students build construction industry skills.
Community School 55 production of Annie Kids.
REINA Conference, empowering women through faith hosted by LPAC.
Highbridge Community Celebration hosted by Bronx Community Board 4.
Israel Parade with the New York City Council.
Legislative Breakfast hosted by the  Met Council.
Millennium Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.
The Annual Renaissance Youth Center Gala.
The official re-opening of Roberto Clemente State Park, following a $100M investment which includes $1.5M from our office.
Bronx Community College's 59th Commencement Ceremony.
Press Conference hosted by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, calling on the Manhattan DA to re-investigate prosecutors involved in the case of the exonerated Central Park 5.
The New York City Council Eid Celebration hosts by the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus. Congrats to our honoree, Musu Drammeh!
Upcoming Events
Services & Resources
We are proud to feature a few community highlights from the past month below.
Find your local  Community Board (CB)  and attend a monthly CB meeting. Apply to your local Community Board  HERE .

  • CB3: second Tuesday of the month at 6PM. 718-378-8054
  • CB4: fourth Tuesday of every month at 6PM. 718-299-0800
  • CB5: fourth Wednesday of every month at 6PM. 718-364-2030

Find your local  Police Precinct  and attend a monthly Precinct Community Council meeting:

  • 42nd Precinct Community Council: Every fourth Thursday of the month in the 42nd Precinct Sitting Room at 7:00 P.M.
  • 44th Precinct Community Council: Every second Wednesday of the month at different locations at 6:30P.M.
  • 46th Precinct Community Council: Every third Tuesday of the month at 2120 Ryer Avenue, at 7:00 P.M.
  • PSA 7 Community Council: Every second Thursday of the month at 737 Melrose Avenue at 6:30 P.M