In the last year of his first term, Councilman Bob Holden has joined the City Council’s Public Safety Committee.
He currently chairs the Committee on Technology.
“If we don’t have public safety in our city, we don’t have anything,” he said. “Our city has lost its way, as many of our elected officials have turned their backs on public safety policies that kept the city safer for decades.”
The Public Safety Committee, chaired by fellow Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, includes jurisdiction over the NYPD, Civilian Complaint Review Board, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, courts, district attorneys, and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
The committee was previously chaired by then-Councilman and now Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Other City Council members in the committee include Keith Powers, Ydanis Rodriguez, Kevin Riley, Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Carlos Menchaca and Chaim Deutsch.
“I will be a voice of reason,” Holden added, “fighting for common-sense policy and safer streets for my constituents and for all New Yorkers.”