Thu, Jan 27, 2011
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Councilmember Brad Lander's Report to the Community



As a deep believer in democratic accountability, I believe it is essential to report back to the community.

One year into my tenure in the City Council, I have compiled an annual report on some of what we accomplished in 2010, what we learned, and a little of what we’re hoping to do in the year to come.

Please join me for an interactive conversation via conference call where we can look at the presentation together, and talk about some of the issues it raises.

RSVP below and we will send you all the information you need to log on and call in.

To conserve the public's money, the conference call will be done using a free conference calling service.  As a result, you may be subject to long distance tolls in order to join the conference call.



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Take Action

Inspector General for the NYPD

Independent oversight would help the NYPD work more efficiently and effectively, while also ensuring that our civil liberties are protected.

Help End Credit Discrimination

The use of credit reports to discriminate against job applicants is on the rise, with over 60% of employers nationwide using the credit histories of prospective employees to inform their hiring decisions.

Participatory Budgeting

What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.

Come to a neighborhood assembly and give your idea.

Shop Local

According to the "Saving Independent Retail" brief from the Pratt Center, "local businesses poured 68 percent of their revenue back into the local community, while for local chains the return was only 43%".

Find more compelling arguments for shopping and dining local here, and learn ways to become involved in supporting the cause.

 

Service

Join me in recognizing people who have done service, and that you'll think about engaging in service yourself (or, if you already engage in service, increase your commitment to it).

Find great stories of service, ideas for how to get started in serving the community, and a list of organizations for which we encourage you to help out. You can also nominate someone for a service award.