Stephen Levin, elected to represent the 33rd District of the New York City Council in 2009, has been a consistent supporter of policies that protect the health of New Yorkers and the City’s environment, sponsoring and co-sponsoring numerous pieces of successful legislation along the way.
A member of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, Levin was the lead sponsor on a bill to eliminate Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from New York City schools and require the City to notify families and teachers about PCB contamination; a bill to ban the use of fracking and oil drilling waste byproducts; and a bill to address environmental justice issues concerning waste transfer citing in the City. He was also the sponsor of legislation to amend the New York City building code to require energy-efficient, high-energy temporary lighting on construction sites (Intro 236-2014) and address building operating inefficiencies by correcting for oversized heating and cooling equipment (Intro 14-2014). Next term, the Councilman is looking to pass legislation to require green roofs and net zero or passive house standards for all New York City Buildings.
Having received a perfect score on our Environmental Scorecard for the years of 2014 to 2016, the re-election of Councilman Levin guarantees a reliable representative who will continue to fight for New York City and its residents.