In my State of the City speech in February, I talked about coordinating a convening with the National League of Cities (NLC) to discuss common challenges that City Councils across the country are facing. That time has arrived. Today and tomorrow, my counterparts from major cities across the country are meeting to exchange ideas about policy issues, from policing and improving public transportation, to administrative matters like managing budgets and using technology to engage constituents.
During the 2016-2017 Participatory Budgeting cycle, 31 Council Members across the city are asking residents to decide how to spend over $35 million in capital funding. We’re excited that Council Members Vanessa Gibson (District 16), Rafael Salamanca (District 17), and Debi Rose (District 49) have joined.
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Today, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has published “Raising the Bar for New Yorkers,” an report to highlight the major work done in 2014 and 2015. Accomplishments range from government transparency and standards to strengthening communities to economy and quality of life.