- DISTRICT: 5
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York City Council
- YEAR: 2023
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Julie Menin is the incumbent for NYC Council District 5 and is running for re-election. In her time in office, Menin has demonstrated dedication to environmental protection and waterfront resiliency and has supported nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives through the allocation of discretionary funding. She is the sponsor of anti-idling legislation, increasing fines imposed on trucks and buses. During her time as Chair of Community Board 1, she was involved in the construction of the city’s first ever green school and is an outspoken advocate on environmental justice in NYCHA, pushing projects for resilient infrastructure for developments in District 5. If re-elected, Menin will support stronger funding for NYCHA for improved infrastructure and the expansion of resilient infrastructure to prepare the City for extreme weather events, along with other environmental initiatives.