As the former Chair of this Committee, I want to thank you for holding this hearing today about this very important package of legislation that will help bring our city closer to its stated goal ofsending zero waste to landfills by 2030.
I am very excited to see Council Member Nurse stepping into my former role as Chair of this committee. She has been a strong ally in efforts to make the City’s waste management more
sustainable and more equitable, and I know she will continue to lead on these issues.
My testimony today will focus specifically on community boards and their budgets. I was disappointed to see that community boards didn’t make it to today’s agenda
despite this committee having oversight, but wanted to go on record anyway with my comments.