2015-12-16 / Political Page

Vallone’s New Department Of Veterans Services Created



This week, Mayor de Blasio signed a historic piece of legislation into law, prime sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone, effectively disbanding the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA) and establishing a new city Department of Veterans Services. “As a member of the Committee on Veterans, it quickly became clear that MOVA lacked the budget and operational scope to truly provide the level of service that our city’s veterans need and deserve,” said Vallone. “This legislation is a monumental and historic step towards fulfilling our commitment to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our behalf. Now we can tell our city’s 200,000 veterans that they finally have an agency they can call their own and that we as Council members and elected officials have stood together with them in this fight to make sure they had this day.” 
Photo William Alatriste / New York City Council This week, Mayor de Blasio signed a historic piece of legislation into law, prime sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone, effectively disbanding the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOVA) and establishing a new city Department of Veterans Services. “As a member of the Committee on Veterans, it quickly became clear that MOVA lacked the budget and operational scope to truly provide the level of service that our city’s veterans need and deserve,” said Vallone. “This legislation is a monumental and historic step towards fulfilling our commitment to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our behalf. Now we can tell our city’s 200,000 veterans that they finally have an agency they can call their own and that we as Council members and elected officials have stood together with them in this fight to make sure they had this day.” Photo William Alatriste / New York City Council

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