Environment and Health
Carlina knows that regardless of what happens in Washington, we have to do all we can locally to protect the holistic health of our communities. With cuts to our public systems looming, a growing senior population, and thousands of families living in Evacuation Zone 1, our health care infrastructure and waterfront must be resilient and accessible and we must remain active to protect our environment.
Healthcare – Carlina Rivera is proud to be the Chair of the Committee of Hospitals at the City Council. Carlina will continue to provide information and referrals regarding intervention and local services. She will continue to defend funding for reproductive health services and other service providers who support our disenfranchised and under-served constituencies.
East Side Coastal Resiliency Project – After Sandy, Carlina organized residents to demand solutions for coastal flooding along the East River waterfront. As Councilwoman, she continues to push planning for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, and will keep working to improve energy efficiency and demand our city fight climate change.
Noise Pollution – Consistent, loud noise has been linked to hearing loss, anxiety and cardiovascular disease. It is frequently at or near the top of 311 complaints, but in many cases cannot be resolved effectively. Carlina will work with her colleagues on legislation that provides DEP greater resources and regulatory power for better noise mitigation.
Gardens Rising – Carlina supports a green infrastructure study and plan to increase the permeability and stormwater capture within 50 community gardens located in Lower Manhattan to reduce flooding and protecting our waterways.
Solarize and Beyond the Grid – As a waterfront district, we know the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. Carlina will support programs to increase solar affordability, while creating a microgrid to provide local sources of power for public schools, community centers, pharmacies, supermarkets, and residences.
Indoor and Outdoor Allergens – Carlina has worked on and supports a expedient and comprehensive plan to enforce proper mold and pest abatement and address the constant construction that creates dust and debris.