Public Advocate James called for a thorough review of the City's Tenant Interim Lease Apartment Purchase Program (TIL). After hearing complaints from a number of constituents and holding a town hall meeting, Public Advocate James' office investigated the program and found that TIL is not fulfilling its purpose of providing New Yorkers with self-sufficient low-income cooperatives.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today released a report detailing 933 complaints cataloged by his Office following the snow storm. The calls and emails detailed by the report point to a city in crisis, with New Yorkers unable to connect with operators at 311 and stranded beyond the reach of emergency services.
The Office of the Public Advocate has dual roles in City government. The first is that of ombudsman, which means the office has a critical, charter-mandated constituent services function.The Public Advocate’s second key role in City government is that of a watchdog over city agencies.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) today released a report that examines how the Department of Education (DOE) makes decisions regarding major changes in school buildings utilization. The report focuses on the DOE?s practice of having schools share building space, also known as co-locations and school closings procedures.
this report is a snap-shot of more than 10,000 Freedom of Information requests made to the City during a three-month period. The Report Card is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of how agencies? FOIL responses measure up, evaluating 18 agencies and awarding grades based on timeliness of response, requests left unanswered, and the ease of filing a request.