A new appointee to the city’s land use subcommittee on zoning and franchises could influence future land use decisions in the city.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito appointed Council member Donovan Richards on the subcommittee on zoning and franchises, according to Capital New York. Council member Mark Weprin previously held the position.
“We have an affordable housing crisis,” Richards told Capital. “We are seeing communities of color in particular that are being gentrified and residents are being pushed out, so I want to make sure I do all I can so that as we develop communities the people who help build them can remain in them.”