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!
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!
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. READ MORE
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.
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). READ MORE
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" READ MORE
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? READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Let’s face it, the New York City budget is complex. We set out to make the budget a little clearer with a new Budget Explorer for the NYC Expense Budget.