Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Insider's Props to Rivera

Crain's In$ider has a post today on the newly elevated stature of City Council Health Committee chair, Joel Rivera. As Crain's points out, "Some insiders had doubted that City Councilman Joel Rivera, D-Bronx, would be an effective health committee chairman when he inherited the post from Christine Quinn... But Rivera is moving to establish himself as a fighter of obesity, particularly among children and minorities."

Crain's goes on to talk about Rivera's zoning suggestion but also mentions the councilman's funding of Dr. Oz's Health Corps program in three new schools this fall. Clearly, this is an issue that will give Rivera a good platform from which to launch a bid to become Bronx BP in 2009.