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Introduced: 2006
Passed City Council: March 22, 2006
Mayor not decided

The City Council approved its own $50.7 million operating budget for the 2007 fiscal year. The budget covers salaries for council members, staff, office rent, and equipment. The council plans to increase spending by 2.5 percent - or a $1.2 million more than last year. The number of staff employed by the council (278 people) remained the same, and individual members will continue to make the same $90,500 base salary (although those who serve as committee chairs also get stipends ranging from $5,000 to $25,000). The council has allocated $303,000 for the creation of "Council Stat," a system for compiling constituent complaints from all 51 district offices. The council will spend $467,000 to upgrade its computer system, which members and staff complain is woefully out of date. The council staff currently uses three different e-mail systems and the Web site crashes on a regular basis. Finally, the council plans to spend a total of $281,000 more for rent for the main office at 250 Broadway and for individual members' district offices. Over the past two years, the cost of rent for district offices has increased by 14 percent. In a break from the past, Speaker Quinn promised that she would not add more money to the council budget later in the year, as has often been the practice. Last year, after approving its budget in July, the council added an additional $2 million a few months later in November.


How Councilmembers Voted :

50-Yes  0-No  0-Abstain  1-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Maria del Carmen ArroyoDemocrat17Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Inez E. DickensDemocrat9Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30Yes
Daniel R. GarodnickDemocrat4Yes
James F. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
Vincent J. GentileDemocrat43Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Letitia JamesWorking Families35Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
Jessica S. LappinDemocrat5Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Melissa Mark ViveritoDemocrat8Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Darlene MealyDemocrat41Yes
Rosie MendezDemocrat2Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50 Absent
Annabel PalmaDemocrat18Yes
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
James VaccaDemocrat13Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
Thomas White, Jr.Democrat28Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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