Member of the City Council
The New York City Council is the legislative body for the City of New York. The Council is comprised of 51 members from Council Districts throughout the five boroughs. Members are normally elected every four years, with each member representing a district of approximately 139,000 people. The Council monitors the performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions, and maintains approval authority over 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.