As a lifelong resident of the Bronx, Monique is passionate about ensuring that our neighborhoods are clean and safe. Between her service as President of the Throggs Neck Residents Council, her work in community organizations, and her experience as a mother and grandmother, Monique knows the importance of clean neighborhoods firsthand. She is eager to represent all of her constituents’ concerns and ensure that every child in the Bronx grows up in a clean, safe neighborhood.
On the City Council, Monique is prepared to ensure that all clean-up efforts reach communities in need and promote equity in quality of life across NYC. As of October 2020, the Bronx was ranked the dirtiest borough--only 85% of Bronx streets were rated “clean,” significantly lower than rates of cleanliness in other parts of NYC. Especially in a global pandemic, an equal distribution of sanitation services is vital to ensure that all NewYorkers can enjoy the same quality of life. Monique is dedicated to ensuring equity in sanitation and fighting for clean streets for her neighbors. With her connections in City Hall and local organizations, Monique has the tools to work towards cleaner neighborhoods. She will ensure that clean-up initiatives, like the City Clean-up Corps and CleaNYC, benefit all neighborhoods and encourage partnerships with community-based organizations to mobilize volunteers.
Equally concerning, lower-income neighborhoods, including parts of the Bronx, are increasingly becoming dumps for the city’s trash. As City Councilwoman, Monique will fight for residents of these communities to promote environmental justice and ensure that poorer regions no longer endure unfair amounts of waste.