After nearly a year with constituents having no place to hang their hat, State Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York) announced yesterday she will finally open a district office.
The office is located at 212 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick, a central location for her constituents. Its finding comes about a month after KCP reported that Salazar was the only freshman lawmaker without an office in the district.
Salazar spokesperson Sihem Mellah-Sliker said via text that Salazar was not available for comment, and referred all calls to the Senate Majority Office, who she said is the responsible party for her not having a district office until now.
State Senate Majority Spokesperson Michael Murphy reiterated that it was the responsibility of the Senate, not the Senator, to get a district office.
“Senator Salazar and her staff did an amazing job. They hosted continuous mobile office hours to help the people of the district. We were now able to secure a district office with an annual rent of roughly $49,000 or about $4,000, which is below what is normally allocated,” said Murphy.
Salazar is hosting a grand opening event at her new district office from 2 – 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. at 212 Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick.