Who’s Who in NYC Government?
2014 ushers in a New Year. It also see’s a Massive Transition in Government that happens every 8 years because of Term Limits. We have a New Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, 4 new Boro Presidents and 21 new Councilmembers.
NYC Government is large and can sometimes be difficult to navigate. That is why I am sharing this information so you can know who is who and what their respective offices do.
Who is in charge of NYC?
Mayor Bill de Blasio is the 109th Mayor of New York City. From his early days as a young City Hall staffer, to serving on his local school board, to his most recent position as Public Advocate for the City of New York, Bill de Blasio has spent his life fighting to ensure that every New Yorker – in every neighborhood throughout our five boroughs – gets a fair shot. (excerpt taken from here)
Scott M. Stringer is the Comptroller of the City of New York, the City’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for providing an independent voice to safeguard the fiscal health of the City, root out waste, fraud and abuse in City government and ensure the effective performance of City agencies to achieve their goals of serving the needs of all New Yorkers. (excerpt taken from here)
Public Advocate Letitia James – The Office of Public Advocate for the City of New York is a citywide elected position in New York City, which is first in line to succeed the Mayor. The office serves as a direct link between the electorate and city government, effectively acting as an ombudsman, or “watchdog,” for New Yorkers by providing oversight for city agencies, investigating citizens’ complaints about city services and making proposals to address perceived shortcomings or failures of those services. (excerpt taken from here)
NYC Council – As a former Councilmember / Majority Leader of the NYC Council, I am proud of the legislative body of NYC and how NYC Communities have benefited from the 51 member body.
The Council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions and has sole responsibility for approving the city’s budget. It also legislates on a wide range of other subjects. The Council is an equal partner with the Mayor in the governing of New York City. (excerpt taken from here)
Click here for a full list of New Members
New Boro Presidents (Note: there websites haven’t been updated)
- Manhattan – Gale Brewer
- Queens – Melinda Katz
- Brooklyn – Eric Adams
- Staten Island – James Oddo
Being from the Bronx I have to mention my Boro President who was re-elected for another 4 year term, Ruben Diaz Jr. Click Here to be taken to his site. He continues to make us all proud.
As always, thank you for reading. Share and come back soon.Joel Rivera Realtor, Web Designer and Former Majority Leader of the NYC Council