Make your Brooklyn voice be heard, and submit your questions, ideas or concerns to the New York City Council via CouncilStat!
What is CouncilStat?
The CouncilStat initiative streamlines the intake process of constituent concerns through the creation of a common web-based database platform. The technology enables the Council to compare and analyze constituent issues within and across districts in order to improve the Councilís response to community needs and assist with developing a legislative agenda and budget priorities that address these issues.
The goals are:
- To better respond to community needs by allowing Council Members to more efficiently organize and respond to constituent issues in their offices; and
- To identify and quantify trends both within and across Council District lines in order to develop best practices, and help frame the fiscal and policy agenda for the Council.
Constituent requests and concerns are received via phone, fax, e-mail, in person and now via web form located on the Councilís website. These requests and concerns are entered into the CouncilStat system. Each concern is coded with a specific issue type. Additionally, any address data will be geocoded in order to pinpoint location of the concern. Council Members and staff examine the district, borough and citywide data on a monthly basis in order to track and identify trends within and across district lines. Using this information, the Council identifies communities with similar problems, develop best practices, and better target city resources. Information about the type and number of concerns is also published on the website.
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Source: New York City Council website