New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz: A Food Difference

by Justin Taylor
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:

Street food regulation:

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