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Author: Johnathan Chei


The Future of the BQE

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Executive Summary

One of the central planning challenges of the 20th century was how to incorporate the automobile – a new mode of travel – within dense cities that were not built to accommodate them. The resulting collision of auto-oriented infrastructure with cities is a conflict that many American cities have never fully recovered from, with highways destroying the very qualities that make cities so special and creating a new set of challenges around environmental sustainability, equity, and safety.

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DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

MEETING NOTICE

The Democratic Conference of the Council of the City of New York will meet on Thursday, February 28, at 11:00 am in the Hon. James E. Davis Members’ Lounge and then proceed to the Council Chambers at City Hall to vote the following items:

  • The appointments of Democratic Elections Commissioners for: (1) Richmond County, Patricia Anne Taylor;
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The New York City Charter is the foundation upon which our City’s government is built and, essentially, serves as a municipal constitution. It sets out the roles and powers of our elected officers, and establishes the structure and responsibilities of our City agencies.

The recommendations in this report are the result of a long and deeply considered process, including many meetings of the Council’s Policy Working Group, led by Council Members Brad Lander and Fernando Cabrera.

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