The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Support Driving Privilege Cards for Undocumented NJ Residents

" an effort to foster relationships with the vast Latino community of 
Plainfield and to provide information to all Plainfield residents, the 
 Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs has reviewed and
 recommended passage of both resolutions by the City Council...." 


Members of the Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs (special thanks to Flor Gonzalez, Carlos Ponton, and Chris Estevez) worked diligently in drafting Resolution 1769 in support of Senate and Assembly bills proposing the issuance of driving privilege cards to undocumented NJ residents. I hope that everyone will come out to tomorrow's Monday, February 9 City Council meeting in support of the resolution, which I have introduced for passage by the Plainfield City Council. Click here to read the Plainfield resolution in its entirety.

S1696 is sponsored by Sens. Joseph Vitale and Teresa Ruiz and A2135 is sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and former Assemblyman (now Union County Sheriff) Joseph Cryan. This link explains the bill in great detail, offering an analysis and critique of each section:

Also on the council agenda is  MC 2015-07 (An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8, “Health”, of the Municipal Code of the City of Plainfield, and Creating Article 5, Entitled “Sick Leave for Private Employees”, to Promote the Overall Health and Safety of the Residents and Workers of Plainfield by Reducing the Spread of Communicable Disease and Contagion by Requiring a Policy of Paid Sick Leave for Workers in Plainfield), which I asked to be included on the agenda and which I blogged about previously

Click on the link to read my post--you will also find links to more background information on this ordinance. I hope the weather cooperates so that we can have a good and productive meeting.



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