rights. In speaking with one of her campaign managers, I was told that
she is indeed a supporter of animal rights.
On the topic of pets/housing in particular, I was not able to secure
specifics. I will say however, that Julie is committed to preserving
the character of each of Manhattan's unique neighborhoods, and has
proposed an innovative plan to reform land use policy, to guarantee
that when new development projects proceed, they create more classroom
seats, more affordable housing and more open green space. By planning
for Manhattan's population growth and implementing a borough-wide
master plan, we can comprehensively address the needs for more open
space and improve our transportation infrastructure, while operating in
an environmentally sustainable manner.
I also thought I'd mention something I think is particularly important
to many New Yorkers. Julie led the charge for the city and state to
mandate life-saving epi-pens on all New York ambulances to protect
children and adults who suffer from life threatening food allergies.
Thank you for your consideration of Julie Menin for Manhattan Borough
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