Connect Council Issues

City Council and the Ninth Congressional District

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.

Do they share issues and problem-solving?  It is challenging to tell.  Please help.

Have a look at the financial data links below and then try to tie them to your state representatives.

#      Council Member      Committee    Neighborhoods
39 Brad Lander
Term Limited in 2021.
Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Elections Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington
35 Laurie A. Cumbo
Term Limited in 2021
Chair of Women’s Issues Committee
Co- Chair of the Women’s Caucus
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant
40
Mathieu Eugene

Term Limited in 2021
Chair of Committee on Youth Services Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens
41 Darlene Mealy
Term Limited in 2117
Chair of Committee on Civil Rights Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights
44  

David G. Greenfield
Term Limited in 2025

Chair of the Committee on Land Use Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway
45
Jumaane D. Williams

Term Limited in 2025
Chair of Committee on Housing and Buildings Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie
46 Alan N. Maisel
Term Limited in 2021
Chair of the Committee on Standards and Ethics Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay
48 Chaim M. Deutsch
Term Limited n 2021
Chair of Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools Brighton Beach, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Terrace, Sheepshead Bay

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.  Have a look here: http://council.nyc.gov/budget/fy2017/

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.

Expense: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/Expense-Budget/mwzb-yiwb
Revenue: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/Revenue-Budget-Financial-Plan-Exec-Adpt-Prel/ugzk-a6x4

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Assemblymember orSenate member orCity Councilmember that shares a part of CD9