Category: Demystify Government


Updates to the Site

The City Council homepage has received a few updates recently!

  • “Get Started” navigation – We’ve been watching our analytics and based off that data we’ve made it even easier to get to the parts of our website that have been frequently visited.
  • “Today’s Hearings” – Information about upcoming hearings may not be the easiest to find, so we’ve put in a much more visible timeline of the hearings happening today.
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New Audio and Podcasts

We created a new page where all of our audio and podcasts live! Now you can easily find the most up to date audio created by the Council Labs team.

Listen to Audio

New Legislative Site

We worked with Councilmatic to create a new Legislative site! It allows you to search for hearings, legislation, & sign up for email updates about Council members or meetings! It’s the easiest way to stay up-to-date with the Council!

Explore the Site

This site is in Beta, so if you have a question or general feedback about information you were seeking to find, or explanations of how the New York City Council works, send us an email.

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Street Co-Naming Map 2017

Every year, Council Members pass bills to co-name streets in honor of residents and organizations that have had an impact on our City’s cultural, political, and economic life.

Now we’ve mapped them!

Download the Data

2016 Street Co-Naming

Legislative API

Today, we introduced a legislative API detailing all of our laws, meetings, and Councilmembers.

What is an API?

The Council shares and archives all of our legislative information, including proposed and passed legislation, hearings, and monthly Stated meetings, on our Legislative Research Center, known as Legistar. The New York City Council Legistar system was built by Granicus using their Legistar Legislative Management Suite.

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Today, we hosted a Rapid Response Lab: Immigration & Criminal Justice at General Assembly.

We learned about the organizations and agents of change that are using technology and digital strategies to protect our communities.

We're back with our #NYCCLabs! With @JustLeadersUSA @thenyic @UNITEDWEDREAM @NICE4Workers @MPower_Change @MMViverit https://t.co/IgJretOboL

— NYC Council (@NYCCouncil) June 15, 2017

During PBNYC cycle 6 (2016-2017), New Yorkers had the opportunity to vote for their five favorite projects proposed in their Districts. 102,800 New Yorkers voted for their favorite projects across 31 Council Districts, allocating over $40 million in Capital funds for PBNYC Cycle 6 (2016-2017). Cycle 6 saw a 45 percent increase in the number of voters (up from 67,691 voters in Cycle 5).

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We developed this new widget so that any site can embed the “New York City Council Find My District” Map.

Embed this widget on your website to help the people in your community find their Council District.

Copy the following HTML code and paste it into your blog or website’s HTML.

<iframe width="315"

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Participatory Budgeting

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It’s grassroots democracy at its best. It helps make budget decisions clear and accessible. It gives real power to people who have never before been involved in the political process. And it results in better budget decisions—because who better knows the needs of our community than the people who live there?

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New City Council Website

Big news! Today we launched the new City Council website. The redesigned website is more user friendly, interactive, and transparent and will help strengthen engagement with diverse New Yorkers.

While the domain remains the same — council.nyc.gov—, the site adopts the design of the previous experimental site Council Labs, created with the aim of increasing accessibility and transparency about the Council’s work.

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