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New York City Council

  • United States
The City Council, comprised of 51 elected members, is the legislative branch of New York City government.  Council responsibilities include, but are not limited to: oversight of city agencies, enactment of local laws and legislation, budget power, land use power, and advice and consent over mayoral appointments.  Most of the Council's work is done in committees which are staffed with specialties from various divisions of the Council, i.e. Finance, Investigation, Human Services, Infrastructure and Office of General Counsel.