The New York League of Conservation Voters endorsed Ken Biberaj for City Council. NYLCV announced its endorsement in person alongside the Biberaj campaign in an event on August 15th in Riverside Park and 74th Street, an area in Flood Zone 1, constantly threatened by rising sea levels. Biberaj will highlighted Preparing for Climate Change, #12 of “Ken’s 25 New Ideas For the Upper West Side,” a long-term vision to prepare the city for the effects of climate change in line with Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘PlaNYC’ proposal.
“Ken Biberaj understands the issues that District 6 and all of New York City face and will do his best to improve environmental circumstances for all New Yorkers,” said NYLCV President Marcia Bystryn. “His interests reflect those that are best for the environmental health of his district and his election is a positive step forward for the Upper West Side.”
“I am honored the New York League of Conservation Voters has endorsed me for the 6th City Council District,” said Mr. Biberaj in a statement. “I’m running to bring new leadership and ideas to the City Council with a renewed focus on environmental issues that affect all New Yorkers. As a councilman, I will work to fortify the city’s infrastructure for rising sea levels and future storms. Working in concert with the League, my neighbors on the Upper West Side, we can make a difference on important environmental issues facing all New Yorkers.”