Almost two-thirds of New York’s council members are on-track to win by default. That bodes poorly for our city and for trust in democracy.
I’m not 100% sure, but I feel like the public advocate is supposed to be speaking up about issues like this, but not sure that is happening 🥲
This is a really great write up - and I couldn’t agree more that these elections should be more competitive! Do you think that paying city council members more will cause more of a financial motive for people to run instead of genuine interest to serve?