Tag: City Council

Bronx Politics: The Bronx is Left Out in the Cold on the City Council

Here are some interesting numbers about The Bronx and the New York City Council:

—The Bronx makes up 16.6% of New York City’s population.
—The Bronx has 8 of 51 seats on the City Council, or 15.6%.
—On the top five major council committees (Finance, Economic Development, Transportation, Education and Land Use), the Bronx delegation is represented by just 7 members out of the 69 total, or 10.1%; of course, none are chaired by a Bronx member.

WATCH: City Council Voting for Melissa Mark-Viverito As Next Speaker

Watch the entire process as New York City Council members vote for Melissa Mark-Viverito and electing her as next Speaker and the first person of color to hold that post.

Many Council members took a moment to comment on why they were voting for her.