Category: Reports


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. READ MORE

Read the full report and the press release.

Today, the Council has published “Building a Stronger NYC,” an annual report to highlight its major work from 2016. Accomplishments range from criminal justice reforms to bolstering services for vulnerable communities to expanding the City’s transparency efforts.

This report, along with last year’s Speaker’s Annual Report, mark the first time that the Council has released annual publications to update on their progress, in an effort to increase accountability. READ MORE

Introducing Council 2.0

Read the full report (PDF) and the press release.

Today, the Council released Council 2.0, a technology roadmap to increase transparency, accountability, and inclusion for our constituents.

Council 2.0 includes this new website, an integration of more open-source tools, and steps to meet people where they are (on the platforms they’re already using) so that we become more open and digitally responsive to the people we are entrusted to serve. READ MORE