From the New York City Council website:
New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca is Chair of the Committee on Immigration, Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Delegation, and a member of the LGBT Caucus. He authored, introduced and passed legislation to create the first municipal identification card program in New York City, and worked to secure funding for the largest public defender program for undocumented immigrants in the nation. Carlos represents an incredibly diverse district of front-line communities in New York: a large Chinese and Latino immigrant population, the second largest public housing development in the City, and a waterfront community heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy. After a successful first round of Participatory Budgeting last fiscal year, Carlos plans to bring a broader vision of participatory democracy to this diverse district by encouraging community involvement in the entire budget, legislative, and policy making process.