Elected in 2013, Corey Johnson is another member of the New York City Council with a repeated 100% on our scorecard and an outstanding environmental record.
An advocate for health, Johnson sponsored “Community Air Quality Surveys” Intro 712 – 2015, which requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct community air quality surveys and publish the results annually. He also partnered with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to create program called Fresh Food for Seniors, which allows access to affordable fresh produce to hundreds of senior and low income residents during the summer. Johnson has also been a defender of our parks and public spaces. In Chelsea, he compelled the City to transform a vacant lot into a new public park, while in the Village, he successfully negotiated a landmark land-use agreement that provided $114 million to save Hudson River Park’s Pier 40, while creating nearly 500 units of affordable housing. Johnson has also used his participatory budgeting to expand and revitalize parks throughout his district.
In the future, Johnson is prepared to defend the environmentally friendly legislation the council has passed and continue his work on parks, protecting the waterfront from over-development, and increasing green jobs and green buildings.