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.