Melissa Mark-Viverito

New York City Council

Melissa Mark-Viverito is a New York City Council member who represents District 8, which includes the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley and part of the Upper West Side )as well as part of Mott Haven in the Bronx).

Melissa Mark-Viverito appears in the following:

NYC Council Speaker Urges Latinos to Vote

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito  talks about the national campaign to get out the Latino vote in 2016, plus local politics.  

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The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito on Fund for Unaccompanied Minors

Monday, September 29, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito discusses the new public/private fund for unaccompanied minors facing deportation.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito on Budget and Muni IDs

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was a big one for the City Council of New York -- they passed a $75 billion budget and created the largest municipal ID program in the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, discusses the City Council's decisions.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito's New Rules

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, talks about the reforms enacted by the City Council to the way money for "member items" is allocated and other council news.


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Participatory Budgeting and Member Items

Friday, April 05, 2013

This year's expansion of participatory budgeting allows residents' of their districts to allocate some of the member items funds. Voting concludes this weekend for the 8 districts involved. 

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NYPD and Community Policing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.

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Participatory Budgeting Comes to New York

Friday, October 21, 2011

This really sounds like a great idea in principle but in my experience in these so-called community projects is, usually better educated, more fluent, better organized people who in effect, take these things over. I would like to know if you're going to do anything to ensure that people who are less privileged and less well connected and less well organized are really brought into this process.

—  John from the Bronx, a caller on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Participatory Budgeting

Friday, October 21, 2011

Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.

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City Budget Pushback

Friday, May 07, 2010

City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, who represents East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and is a member of the Council's Progressive Caucus, takes issue with Mayor Bloomberg's budget and offers up alternatives.

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