The communities of Red Hook and Sunset Park need more influence and control of how their tax dollars are spent. I will push for a large expansion of Participatory Budgeting and also for the community to decide where the money can be allocated.
Members of our community boards 6 & 7 should be elected by their community and should reflect the diversity of their neighborhoods. Currently, community board members are handpicked by the Borough President around New York City. That has to change, and we should modify the City Chart to make it happen.