April 9, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Six candidates running to represent the 22nd District on the City Council took the stage Wednesday evening to debate topics of note to area residents.
The candidates, all Democrats, discussed a variety of topics of concern to Queens votes — everything from bike lanes to NYPD funding to community board appointments — at the forum sponsored by the Queens Post, Sunnyside Community Services and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement.
The six are running to represent Astoria, Rikers Island and parts of Jackson Heights, Woodside and East Elmhurst. The seat is currently held by term-limited Council Member Costa Constantinides, who announced last month that he would be stepping down to take a job in the non-profit sector.