On Wed., July 1, 2015, Local 1549 leaders joined City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Member Vanessa Gibson (Chair of the Public Safety Committee) and other elected officials, community leaders and spiritual leaders in speaking on the city budget and the NYPD.
Local 1549 President Eddie Rodriguez thanked Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Gibson, the entire City Council and Mayor deBlasio for putting funds in the budget for the hiring of more than 400 new clerical-administrative employees in the NYPD. This will allow 400 police officers to be redeployed to patrol and community policing.
President Rodriguez was joined at the press conference by Executive V.P. Alma G. Roper and 2nd V.P. Ralph Palladino.