TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RE: Borough Based Jail System

Chair Lago, Vice Chair Knuckles, and esteemed Commissioners, I am here today to implore you to vote no on today’s ULURP or to remove the Bronx site for further consideration. To be clear, Rikers Island is an abomination that must be shutdown. It is an archaic, outdated, harsh environment that puts both officers and detainees…

Comptroller Stringer Announces Reforms to Equip City with 21st Century Technology

Revises Comptroller’s Directive 10 to update minimum useful life for information technology Sets standards to enable City to acquire tablets and state-of-the-art cloud computing using capital funds (New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today released a revision to Comptroller’s Directive 10 to ensure that New York City government is equipped with…

BP DIAZ FIGHTS FOR INCREASED MWBE PARTICIPATION IN NEW YORK CITY’S PENSION FUND

Two resolutions introduced today would require the NYCERS to significantly increase its business with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises This morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will introduce two resolutions designed to increase diversity at the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), which administers the retirement benefits for over 350,000 members, by increasing…