The New York City Council has 51 members with two-term limits of four years. The relationship between the city, the state and national government is complicated. A close examination of issues that confront the City Council Members should include those the state and federal government share. The focus here is on the eight members of the City Council’s Brooklyn Membership with interest in those with a relationship to the Ninth Congressional District.
Have a look at the financial data links and council links below.
District Member and Term Ends
Do they share issues and problem-solving? It is challenging to tell. Please help.
The City Council’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget provides a “show me the money” view. It shows how and where discretionary funds are spent in City Council Districts which averages about $1 million per councilperson and the site below lists another $280 million in disbursements under the discretionary line that Councilmembers can take credit for on a Borough basis
You get the picture.
On June 14, 2016, the Council authorized NYC’s FY2017 Budget, including record investments in youth, support for immigrant communities, and the strengthening of our City’s reserves. At the bottom of the page above two other links can give citizen’s a way to explore the entire $80 Billion used to operate this great city. Have a look. Contribute you analysis or leads to the work of others as it affects your City Councilmember.
An excellent source of information and analysis is the Independent Budget Office.
Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to the State Government’s 63 members of the NY Senate can last a long time. They have two-year terms but there are no limits. This section seeks information that contributes to a better understanding of issues that confront our state representatives that share a portion of … Continue reading Connect Senate
Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live. Use the map and report your Assemblymember in the comment section below. Before selecting your Assemblymember within the Ninth Congressional District take a moment to review: Session Four “How to Sustain the Resistance Long Term” presented by New York Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair, Michael Blake. … Continue reading Connect Assembly
Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District. The map and links below seek participants. Engaging residents the relationship local to federal money in community development dates to the 1950s with the formation of Community Planning Councils. The most recent change in this practice occurred in 1989 when the … Continue reading Connect Community Districts
There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth Congressional District. How will changes in Federal and therefore state and city policy affect schools in these districts? The objective would be to identify parents, the primary self-interest group. There are not links (yet) to these constituents. The start of developing this idea … Continue reading Connect School Districts