Councilman Allan W. Jennings, Jr. is a Full-time and a Half Council Member who is working actively to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
Councilman Allan W. Jennings, Jr. stands firm on his decision that voting "No" for property tax increase was the right thing to do. On November 25th 2002, he voted his conscience and in the best interest of his constituents by voting against the 18.5 percent property tax increase, which was very excessive. Councilman Jennings, who is highly effective, not only in his district but across the City, chairs The Civil Service and Labor Committee and serves on Finance, Public Safety, Cultural Affairs, Environmental Protection, Libraries and Intergroup Relations Committees. He was removed from the Finance Committee for his No vote on the property tax. Mayor Bloomberg withheld the renewal of his parking permit. Many of his colleagues in the City Council have stated that because of his courageous stand against the property tax increase, in the future they would take risks to protect the interest of the people in their district.
Councilman Jennings has secured $8.5 million for laptops for every child in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade in his district over the next three years and is bringing Southeast Queens students into the next century. March 2003 PS48, PS96, PS123 and PS223 received their laptop computers. This September PS30, PS160, PS50, PS80 and PS121 will receive their computers and by 2005 under this innovative program PS45, PS55, PS100, PS155, PS124 PS40 and PS161 will receive this new technology in the classroom. Councilman Jennings hopes that this computer based education will bring a zeal for learning among our children. This is the first program of this magnitude to be launched in New York City.
Councilman Allan W. Jennings, Jr. is admired and is highly respected by his colleagues for his independence and his diligence to serve his constituency at all cost. He has been commended for his exceptional prowess and vision in supporting an agenda that includes all the people of the City of New York.
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