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Housing Update: Key Moments Arrive for Bay Street, Bushwick Rezonings and Comprehensive Planning Push
A new tenant protection czar, a push for comprehensive planning, news from the Bay Street and Bushwick rezoning discussions, ideas for closing the housing-wealth gap and more.
Increasing voter engagement and making politics more vibrant is a goal of the 2019 charter revision panel. But by exploring instant-runoff voting and eschewing any re-examination of term limits, the author warns, the commission might be hampering hopes for real progress.
‘In reviewing the city charter, the Council’s leadership should focus less on expanding its institutional powers as a body, and more on strengthening the role that individual members can play.’
‘Real change only comes through the devolution of more decision-making power to the local level combined with accountable local decision-making bodies and elected officials.’