Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave a wide ranging State of the City address on Thursday. Speaking to an audience of approximately 300 people at the Johnson Community Center in East Harlem, Mark-Viverito called for new programs which would expand access to civil legal services, create new technology-focused programs in City high schools, as well as for expanding existing agencies and programs such as the Human Rights Commission. In contrast to Mayor de Blasio, who did not address a topic at the center of the City’s past year, Mark-Viverito discussed the NYPD and the criminal justice system in her State of The City speech.
Here is her full State of The City Speech.
N.B. Photos of Mark-Viverito’s State of The City are here.