Meetings of a school siting task force and Neighborhood Advisory Councils for each of the four proposed borough jails have been closed to the public.
The weather is warming. The budget is done. And rent regulations that affect millions of tenants and thousands of landlords are up for renewal.
Let public advocates focus on being ombudspersons, not policy makers. Strengthen the borough presidents’ land-use power. Put Council members in charge of community boards. And more.