Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo’s Agenda on MWBE Procurement

“Today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo is welcome news. As a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, I’ve worked with the governor on a number of MWBE-related issues. This includes including streamlining MWBE certification standards between the City and State, expanding government MWBE procurement goals and greater access to SBA loans. “We need a consistent…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Planning Commission RE: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing & Zoning for Quality and Affordability

Good morning. I am here today to testify in opposition to the pair of zoning text amendments that have been put forward by this administration and the Department of City Planning, known together as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” (ZQA) and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” (MIH). These text amendments pose an abundance of concerns and questions…

BP Diaz Hosts Chess Tournament

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. plays a match with Ivan Hernandez, a sixth grader at M.S. 390, during the Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The event was hosted by Chess in the Schools and sponsored by AT&T. The tournament, which took place in Veterans’ Memorial Hall at the Bronx…

Borough President Diaz and Code/Interactive Launch Code/Bronx Initiative to Bring Coding Programs to Every School

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative on December 8th at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the Bronx. Bronx Borough President Diaz addressed the crowd and voiced his support for the Code/Bronx initiative, acknowledging that “the students of…

Borough President Diaz & AT&T Host Celebration for Borough President’s Cup Little League Players & Families

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and AT&T’s New York State President Marissa Shorenstein co-hosted a celebration for the Little League teams who participated in this year’s Borough President’s Cup: Grand Slam Little League and this year’s champions, the Kingsbridge Little League Knights. The celebration took place at the Hard…