– Speaks about priorities for her district and Airbnb in New York CIty.
About City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal
City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is a Democrat, New York City Council Member representing Manhattan’s Upper West Side, District 6. Elected to the City Council in 2013 by the highest vote total of any candidate running for City Council in New York City. By the end of her first 18 months in office, Helen passed 6 bills. She is a leading voice on issues of pedestrian safety, affordable housing, the environment, and job creation. Helen is a lead voice on pedestrian safety in the Council. Helen is a champion of the Rent Freeze program for seniors and people with disabilities. Helen has worked to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental sites, which exacerbate the problem of affordable housing and landlord harassment. Helen also introduced legislation to increase the fines for illegal hotels and to better track how the City responds to them. Helen is the Chair of the Contracts Committee, and she serves on the following Committees: Finance; Housing and Buildings; Community Development; Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and Intergroup Relations; and Oversight and Investigations. She is also a member of the Council’s 12 member Budget Negotiating Team (BNT).
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