File #: Res 0318-2004    Version: * Name: Security Officers Appreciation Month, May 2004
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 5/5/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution designating the month of May 2004 as Security Officers Appreciation Month.
Sponsors: Gifford Miller, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Maria Baez, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Alan J. Gerson, Margarita Lopez, Miguel Martinez, Michael C. Nelson, Joel Rivera, Jose M. Serrano, Kendall Stewart, Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, David Yassky, Robert Jackson, Eric N. Gioia, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, Charles Barron, James Sanders, Jr., Bill Perkins, Larry B. Seabrook, Melinda R. Katz, Diana Reyna, G. Oliver Koppell, Helen D. Foster, Bill De Blasio, Hiram Monserrate, James F. Gennaro, Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James, John C. Liu, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 35
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5/19

Res. No. 318


Resolution designating the month of May 2004 as Security Officers Appreciation Month.


By the Speaker (Council Member Miller) and Council Members Addabbo, Jr., Baez, Clarke, Comrie, Fidler, Gerson, Lopez, Martinez, Nelson, Rivera, Serrano, Stewart, Vann, Weprin, Yassky, Jackson, Gioia, Gentile, Gonzalez, Barron, Sanders, Perkins, Seabrook, Katz, Reyna, Koppell, Foster, DeBlasio, Monserrate, Gennaro, Brewer, James, Liu and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)


Whereas, Security concerns have become foremost in our daily lives since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the new threat of terrorism has heightened our need for security and security technology where we live, work, shop and spend leisure time; and

Whereas, Security officers take great risks to their personal safety, whether in the mail room, in dealing with clients or visitors to buildings, coming into contact with suspicious individuals, or investigating packages; and

Whereas, Private security officers put their lives on the line every day to protect millions of New Yorkers; and

Whereas, Security officers are an integral part of New York’s first responder network; and

Whereas, Security officers also protect businesses and cultural institutions, helping to ensure that New York remains the country’s business and cultural capital; and

Whereas, The City Council of the City of New York appreciates the important services provided by security officers to the residents, visitors and businesses in the City of New York; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York designates the month of May 2004 as Security Officers Appreciation Month.


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