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NYC Council passes banking bill

— The New York City Council passed a bill requiring banks receiving billions in municipal funds to detail their lending practices, including mortgages and foreclosures, in struggling neighborhoods.

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Council Politics Taint Discretionary Funding

— A new study says that politics play too large a role in how the City Council's discretionary funds are divided among its members.

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Quinn Presses Ahead on Living Wage

— Council Speaker Christine Quinn took her sharpest stance against the Mayor yet — passing a Living Wage bill he has promised to veto— all the while defending the Mayor to his critics.

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Analyzing Hydroelectric

— The City Council directed the Department of Environmental Protection to assess the possibility of hydroelectric projects that will generate electricity from New York's water supply system.

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Civillian Board to Prosecute All Police Misconduct Cases

— A landmark agreement will allow the Civilian Complaint Review Board to prosecute all confirmed cases of police misconduct. While advocates see it as a step forward, they also have major concerns.

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Council Tackles City Transportation Issues

— The City Council passed bills aiming to make the city safer to navigate for New Yorkers with disabilities, and overrode a mayoral veto on parking enforcement legislation.

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Communities Test Out Participatory Budgeting

— Participatory budgeting nears its end run of testing in New York City as community members get to vote on which projects they think deserve funding.

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Council To Keep Tabs On Costly Contracts

— On the heels of the CityTime settlement, City Council has passed a bill to monitor contract revisions and let the Council know when capital projects are costing taxpayers millions more than planned.

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