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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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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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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.

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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.

Introducing Council 2.0

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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.

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