Since being elected in 2013, Mark Treyger has been a passionate advocate for introducing environmental legislation to his district.
As Chairman of the Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, Councilman Treyger secured $15 million for the HUD Community Development Block Grant (Disaster Recovery) in an effort to install bioswales throughout Coney Island. Treyger has also co-sponsored bills to better the air quality in his district, such as Intro 978-2015 and Intro 385-2014, both of which seek to aggressively attack mold. He is passionate about introducing electrical vehicles in an effort to reduce emissions, as seen with his co-sponsorship of Intro 1124-2016, which increase the availability of charging stations, and Intro 211-2014, which requires the City to develop a Rapid Bus Transit plan, thus decreasing the reliance on private transportation.
If re-elected, Councilman Treyger intends to continue to initiate green legislation, especially by pushing his district to bring waterways closer in compliance with the Clean Water Act.