This report of the Council’s Oversight and Investigations Unit includes the findings of its investigation into the Department of Correction’s (DOC) bail payment process as well as recommendations for improvement.
Transportation is the lifeblood of New York. It’s the only governmental program most people encounter every day. Whether riding the subway to get to work, hopping on the bus to go to the doctor, taking a car to visit family, or just walking down the sidewalk to pick up groceries, transportation is ever-present in our lives.
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.
This report proposes a comprehensive package of reforms that members of the City Council will introduce as legislation to improve the transparency, planning, community input, and effectiveness of New York City’s Fair Share system.
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 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.
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.