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Original tape date: October 6, 2014.
First aired: October 15, 2014.
CityWide series host Ken Fisher continues the 19th season on CUNY-TV, talking with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera.
Senator Rivera was elected to represent District 33 in November of 2010. The district extends from the Northwest Bronx to areas of the East Bronx and includes the neighborhoods of Kingsbridge Heights, East Tremont, Crotona Park, Fordham, Belmont, Van Nest, Claremont, High Bridge and Morris Park.
Since he took office in 2011, Senator Rivera has been focused on addressing issues of health inequity, as well as promoting better nutritional and exercise habits through his initiative, Bronx CAN. In January 2013, Senator Rivera was named the ranking member of the New York Senate’s Health Committee.
Previously, Senator Rivera served as the ranking member of the Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee. During that time, he introduced and passed legislation to allow charitable organizations throughout the state to post bail bonds for individuals who cannot afford to do so themselves. Additionally, during the 2013 budget negotiations Senator Rivera was able to secure the transfer of the Fulton Correction Facility to the Osborne Association to be converted into a comprehensive reentry center that will provide thousands of New Yorkers transitioning back into society with the necessary resources and skills to be productive members of the community.
In addition to serving as a State Senator, Gustavo continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Pace University, where he teaches courses in political science.
Gustavo Rivera Senator, New York State Senate