Helen Rosenthal, Council Member for the 6th District of the New York City Council appears on Everything Co-op on October 11, 2018. Vernon and Ms. Rosenthal will her advocacy in support of worker cooperatives on the New York City Council, and the steps that were taken to ensure that legislation that was passed was enforced.
Helen Rosenthal represents New York City’s 6th Council District, encompassing the upper West Side in the New York City. She is a leading voice on issues of accessibility, civic engagement, affordable housing, pedestrian safety, the environment, and gender equity. She has also been a strong advocate for leading the city council to provide funds to support worker owner cooperatives.
As Chair of the Contracts Committee from 2013 to 2017, Helen fought successfully to increase funding for the hundreds of nonprofit social service providers who serve 2.5 million New Yorkers, yet are chronically underpaid. Helen also played a leading role in the recent passage of 19 bills that provide greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe conditions. This includes Helen’s groundbreaking legislation creating an “Office of the Tenant Advocate” within the NYC Department of Buildings.
In 2018, Helen was named Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Women. She is also co-chair of the Manhattan Delegation, and a member of the Council’s Budget Negotiating Team. Helen serves on the following Council Committees: Civil and Human Rights; Contracts; Economic Development; Finance; and Housing and Buildings.