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Mayor Adams’ Statement on City Council Confirmation of Jimmy Van Bramer and Isabel Castilla to Public Design Commission

December 21, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement after the New York City Council voted to confirm Jimmy Van Bramer and Isabel Castilla — both nominated by Mayor Adams — to the New York City Public Design Commission (PDC):

“Vibrant public spaces are essential to our city’s recovery, and Jimmy Van Bramer and Isabel Castilla will be creative and responsible stewards of our public realm. Public space is infrastructure — it is a key factor in economic opportunity, public health, and quality of life. And Jimmy and Isabel’s combined experience advocating for New Yorkers and designing high-quality, accessible urban spaces make them exceptional candidates for the Public Design Commission.

“I want to thank the City Council for their prompt consideration of these highly qualified nominees. I look forward to working with them, the entire commission, and the City Council to re-envision our city’s streetscapes.”


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