The annual open house at Council Member Gale Brewer’s district office will be held tonight and tomorrow night.
Gale Brewer (Manhattan 6th District) has been at the forefront of the efforts to introduce meaningful bed bug legislation in the New York City Council for the past three years. We recently had an update on those efforts.
In January of this year, as the city launched its bed bug seminars, Council Member Brewer had this to say to NY1:
“The bottom line is bed bugs must be dealt with. And they are a mental health issue if they are not a physical health issue,” said City Councilwoman Gale Brewer. “New Yorkers really need to know their government is behind them in trying to get rid of bedbugs.”
My own theory for why these efforts have not yet yielded control measures that are appropriate to the high levels of infestation in New York City is that the stigma of bed bugs prevents many New Yorkers from voicing their concerns, asking for help and supporting the legislative proposals.
Or could it be that there aren’t enough bed bugs in New York City!? Is there or isn’t there an epidemic? Will you come to the open house to meet Council Member Brewer and tell her what you think?
Thanks to Crawledon for the open house info!
GALE BREWER’S SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, May 18, 4-7PM & Monday, May 19, 5:30-8:30 PM
Council Member Gale A. Brewer’s District Office at 563 Columbus Ave. (at 87th St.)
Details via Manhattan Community Board No. 4 news.