Highlights of Vivian's Legislative Achievements
Vivian Viloria-Fisher served as a Suffolk County Legislator, representing Brookhaven's North Shore, from 1999-2011. As a Legislator, Vivian had the confidence of her constituents, consistently receiving more than 60% of the vote in her campaign victories.
Vivian received the high honor of being selected by her peers as Deputy Presiding Officer of the Suffolk Legislature for six of the years she served in county government.
1999 Prime sponsor Acquisition of Open Space at Forsythe Meadow Woods
2000 Prime sponsor of Local Law to limit CO2 emissions from power plants in order to reduce Greenhouse Gases
Prime sponsor of the first Local Law in New York State to ban the additive MTBE in gasoline
2001 Prime sponsor of law providing enhancements for the retention and education of childcare providers
2003 Challenged both parties to form Majority Minority district in Suffolk
2004 First county official in the country to propose legislation to require LEED certification for municipal buildings over one million dollars in construction cost
2005 Prime sponsor of $75 Million Bond to preserve open space and farmland with the ability, for the first time in Suffolk County acquisition program, to use Transfer Development Rights for the purpose of workforce housing, thus marrying environmental concerns with social justice needs.
2006 Sponsored pilot project implementing Leadership in Energy and Environment Design(LEED) for future County construction projects
2007 Sponsored a Local Law to prohibit the sale, introduction and propagation of invasive, non native plant species in Suffolk County
2008 Sponsored legislation banning the purchase of bottled water by Suffolk County
2009 Sponsored legislation forming the Victory Garden Task Force to promote Community Gardening and healthy food choices in Suffolk County
2010 Sponsored legislation creating the Teen Pregnancy Task Force
2011 Sponsored legislation to convene Food Policy Task Force