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CITY COUNCIL VOTING RECORDS
Did your council member vote to raise cigarette taxes or to suspend the city's glass and plastic recycling program? Is a bill to create a more stringent lead paint law still languishing in committee?
Searchlight has assembled an online directory of some of the most significant legislation in the City Council, the status of bills, the legislation each council member has authored, and a record of how each person voted on the city's new laws.
To their credit, the New York City Council posts much of this information, including copies of the bills on the council's official web site. Searchlight's voting guide is designed to make this information more easily accessible and understandable. We sort through hundreds of bills introduced each year and select the most interesting, controversial, or sometimes the most absurd legislation. We explain what these bills aim to do in easy to understand language and offer links to more information and relevant articles.
LEGISLATION BY TOPIC
INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBER'S VOTING RECORD
BILLS AND LAWS AUTHORED BY EACH COUNCIL MEMBER