This year's expansion of participatory budgeting allows residents' of their districts to allocate some of the member items funds. Voting concludes this weekend for the 8 districts involved.
As the federal trial over NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices continues, the City Council has agreed to establish an inspector general to monitor the NYPD. New York City Councilmembers Jumaane Williams (D-45, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie) and Brad Lander (D-39, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park and Kensington) co-sponsors of the Community Safety Act, talk about the plan.
Four city council districts let constituents decide how to allocate some funds. Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D 39), and Alexa Kasdan, director of research and policy for the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, review the results. Plus Christine Petro, Windsor Terrace resident, and George Sanchez, Cobble Hill resident, talk about their projects that received funding.
— John from the Bronx, a caller on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.
Brooklyn City Councilman-elect (D-39) Brad Lander looks ahead to his term in office representing Carroll Gardens, Kensington, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace in the city council.