New York City Council

Policy

Speaker Adams and Mayor Adams clash over City Council oversight of City Hall

The Council speaker is advancing legislation to give the council veto power over some mayoral appointments, but the mayor's newly-announced Charter Revision Commission could delay that.

Policy

Policy

Business zoning overhaul approved by key City Council committee

The City of Yes for Economic Opportunity will move forward with a few modifications.

Education

Policy

City Council, Adams admin spar over early childhood education cuts

The program is more popular than ever – and it’s facing a $170 million budget reduction.

NYPD

Policy

NYPD still racking up overtime and mum on social media posts

The New York City Council criticized police leaders for fiscal mismanagement and “unprofessional” posts.

Budget

Policy

Homeless and social services funding cuts reexamined by City Council

Amid a period of heightened tension between the mayor and the council, the final stretch of the budget process begins with a theatrical introduction.

Energy & Environment

Policy

NYC environment commish delivers sobering message to City Council on flooding

“We will need a much broader conversation about how much we are willing to pay, how much flooding we are willing to accept,” the city Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala said.

Education

Policy

NYC commits $500 million for at-risk education programs

The funding will cover half the $1 billion hole left by expiring federal aid.

Housing

Policy

Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies

The Back Home Act would increase accountability, address operational inefficiencies and provide greater transparency and resources.

Economic Development

Policy

Everything you need to know about the latest proposal in ‘City of Yes’

Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed overhaul of dated zoning regulations would bolster New York’s economic recovery and grow local business.

Budget

Policy

City has funds to reverse library, education cuts and more, Council says

The City Council’s official response to Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget proposal found an additional $6.1 billion they say can be used to reverse cuts and pad reserves.

Budget

Politics

New York City Council to unveil budget rebuttal

Council members will convene at City Hall on April 1 to provide their view on the city’s fiscal health

Heard Around Town

Politics

Unsatisfied with the mayor’s, NYC Council to launch its own agency report cards

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams is set to announce the initiative in her State of the City address on Wednesday afternoon.

Housing

Policy

City program to incentivize upgrades to rent stabilized apartments has just one applicant

The pilot program is just one way the city is trying to help get vacant units back on the market, city officials said at a City Council hearing on housing vacancies.

Budget

Policy

As budget season gets underway, council presses administration for collaboration

City Comptroller Brad Lander accused the mayor of announcing deep budget cuts so that he could later magnanimously reverse them.

New York City Council

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The NYC Council is suing Eric Adams. Here’s what you need to know.

The City Council’s lawsuit against the mayor makes an aggressive argument for the separation of powers.

New York City Council

Policy

City Council approves crackdown on lithium-ion batteries

A string of deadly fires over the past year have been caused by the batteries in New York City.