Part of the ongoing Politicians Making a Food Difference series
Name: Karen Koslowitz [D-NY]
Political title: New York City Council Member, District 29; Chair of the Committee of the Rules, Privileges, and Elections which has jurisdiction over the New York City Council’s structure, organization, and appointments.
Hometown: Soundview section of The Bronx, New York
Educational Bio: No college. James Monroe High School.
What she cares about: Working families, senior citizens, education, public safety, economic development, women’s issues, and consumer affairs
What she’s done: Sponsored legislation requiring street food vendors to receive a letter grade like any restaurant. Also responsible for protecting consumers by ensuring “unit pricing” in supermarkets to enable informed purchasing decisions.
Recent food-related policies she’s supported: Street food vendor regulation
City Council website: https://council.nyc.gov/district-29/