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    (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


    On November 6, New York City voters approved a ballot proposal to impose term limits on community board members for the first time since their role was written into the city’s Charter in 1963. The proposal was introduced by Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission and proved to be the most contentious of the three proposals listed on this year’s ballot.

    Several City Council members and one borough president, among others, argued that imposing term limits would help diversify boards that have historically

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    Mayor de Blasio (photo: Benjamin Kanter/Mayor's Office)


    This article is part of a series on Mayor de Blasio's first term record as he seeks reelection this fall, in partnership with WNYC radio and City Limits. Find all pieces of the series here.

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  • data vision zero

    Vision Zero data (photo: @NYCMayor)


    New York has had some issues when it comes to ethics and transparency in government, to say the least.

    Whether it is the more than 30 politicians that have been convicted of corruption-related offenses, or countless challenges with getting public records from government at every level, it’s not hard to see that New York has a long way to go in becoming ethical, transparent, and accessible.

    It will be a long road to repairing this mess. One concept that has the potential to be a huge help is Open Data.

    Open data policies

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