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Happy Friday!

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.


What’s Next…

What’s next for NYC?

Find out at tomorrow’s State of the City Address.

Learn how NYC’s budget works

Thanks to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s commitment to transparency and access, you can now see how the New York City budget works and what it costs to run NYC!

Learn how the budget works

Explore the Expense Budget

This month we celebrated Puerto Rican culture and heritage at City Hall. Congratulations to our honorees!

Remember, all our Chamber cultural events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Andy King celebrated the $600,000 in Council funding to expand a video visitation program with the City’s three library systems to provide free live video services for families who wish to visit their NYC Department of Corrections (DOC) incarcerated loved ones. The program is offered at 22 public library branches across the five boroughs.


During these uncertain times we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear. The values of hard work, respect and coming together during times of adversity define us as New Yorkers. That will not change, no matter who is President.

PBNYC Cycle 6 has begun!

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. Participatory Budgeting is now happening in all five boroughs!


Read the full report.

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.