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What Can My Elected Officials Do?

Mayor
Public Advocate
Comptroller
Borough President
City Council

The mayor is the leader of city government and can make sure that the city addresses the issues that matter to New Yorkers—from jobs, to education, to housing, and beyond. 

Learn how the mayor can have an impact on the issues that matter most to you, by watching the video or clicking through the presentation below.

The public advocate is the people’s representative in city government and is responsible for looking into complaints about city agencies and services in areas like jobs, education, or housing.

Check out the video or the presentation below to learn more about how the public advocate can lobby for New Yorkers’ rights and make sure that their concerns are heard.

The comptroller is the city’s chief financial officer and sets rules for how the city can spend its money.

Watch the video or click through the presentation below to learn more about how the comptroller’s work can ensure that New Yorkers receive quality services in areas like education and housing.  

As advocates for their boroughs, borough presidents make sure that community needs in areas like jobs, education, public safety, and more are met.

Check out the video or presentation below to find out how borough presidents can use their positions to help New Yorkers in their boroughs.  

City Council is the law-making branch of New York City’s government and is divided into 51 different districts, with one member in each district.

Find out how your City Council member can have an impact on jobs, education, housing, and more in your community by checking out the video or presentation below.