Public Advocate QA and Vote
At our April meeting CBID will host the four Democratic candidates for Public Advocate.
Each candidate will be given time to present their vision of the office. A public question and answer period will follow. As always, all are welcome and encouraged to join us. At the end of the evening, the club will vote have an endorsement vote.
This is an open seat, as the current office holder, Bill de Blasio, is running for mayor.
The Democratic candidates for public advocate are:
The Public Advocate is technically a non-voting member of the city council, and the position maintains the ability to propose an co-sponsor legislation. The primary role of the office, however, is as a city-wide ombudsman. This includes providing oversite of city agencies and services, and serving as an advocate for citizens and organizations in the review and resolution of issues and complaints with city agencies and offices.