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Council President Lavarro has an unparalleled legislative record that demonstrates his commitment to Jersey City’s working families.  Councilman Lavarro co-sponsored Jersey City’s living wage ordinance with then Councilman (now Mayor) Steven Fulop, which boosted the minimum pay for low-wage workers in city-owned and some city–leased buildings and in certain developments.  The Council President is a vocal proponent of the Fight For 15 campaign to boost minimum wage in New Jersey.  He sponsored legislation establishing and expanding earned sick days, which provides paid sick time for most people working in Jersey City.  The Council President also enacted wage theft protection, protecting workers of Jersey City businesses against unscrupulous employees. Additionally, the Council President’s accomplishments include legislation enabling farmers markets, banning smoking in City parks, and establishing the first Immigrant Affairs Commission in the state of New Jersey. (more)

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I recently responded to a tweet from Joel Naatus. He made a great suggestion to shift our vehicle fleet rides to car sharing which I completely agree with. I shared the below response which speaks to the cost savings to the City and a source of funding to support our Jersey City Public Schools.

I’ve never been great with social media, but I’m going to make a concerted effort to share and push out potential budget solutions to fund our Jersey City Public Schools over the summer. Be on the look out for my posts. Following is potential solution #1 which I shared with Joel Naatus via twitter. Please like and share with your networks if you agree.‬

“...My office has been working on this over past several months. Have met with major transportation network provider (@Uber, @lyft, etc.) to discuss possibility of replacing #JerseyCity civilian fleet with car sharing. Corporations have accounts. City can too.”

“My staff has been looking at our spending. #JerseyCity spends millions of $ on our vehicle fleet - parts, maintenance/repair contracts, inventory database, etc. Could provide City long-term savings that could and should be funding #JerseyCityPublicSchools long-term.”

“Show me your budget, I’ll show you your priorities.” @JerseyTogether @SolomonforJC @CivicParent #FundJCSchools
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Yesterday was Memorial Day. Started the day with a procession and ceremony honoring the fallen Amvets at Ercel Webb Park, followed by a tribute Honoring Our Heroes at the Harsimus Cemetery, and completed the day at Pershing Field with our Vietnam Vets who will Never Be Forgotten.

God Bless all the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our liberties as well as their families and loved ones who live with their loss every day. Freedom is never free.
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#ArborDay celebration in parks throughout #JerseyCity. #DIY bird feeders and flower balls taking place right now at Pershing Field, and planting of #legacytree. #JCParksCoalition #SpringBreak ... See MoreSee Less

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