Invitation to Testify at 10/25 Hearing of the NYC Council Committees on Education and Public Safety

Please be advised that the New York City Council Committees on Education and Public Safety will hold a joint oversight hearing on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM in the Council Chambers of New York City Hall and via Zoom web-conference, on the following topic:

Oversight – New Safety Initiatives in NYC Public Schools

Additionally, the Committees will be hearing the following legislation:

  • Int 0003-2022 – By Council Member Ayala – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the police department’s response to students in emotional crisis in public schools.
  • Int 1047-2023 – By Council Member Vernikov – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the creation of a publicly accessible online database and notification system for towed vehicles.

You are hereby invited to attend and testify, either live via video conferencing, or live in person at City Hall.

If you are planning on testifying live in person or via video conferencing, please register in advance of the hearing at Each person who intends to testify via Zoom should register separately.

If you plan to testify in person, please check in with the sergeants on your arrival at City Hall. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring twenty (20) double-sided copies of your written testimony to the hearing. Written testimony may be submitted without registration by emailing it to or via the Council’s website at up to 72 hours after the hearing has been adjourned.

The entrance to the hearing and restrooms at City Hall are fully accessible. For questions about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, please contact Nicole Benjamin ( or 212-482-5176) at least 72 hours before the hearing.

All other questions about the hearing can be directed to Committee staff: Josh Kingsley ( or Nadia Jean-Francois (


New York City Council

Chad M. Benjamin, M.P.A.

Public Safety Committee

Legislative Division/Governmental Affairs

250 Broadway, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10007

(P): 212-482-5445