Queens City Council District 24 Special Election Feb 2 2021

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My name is Michael Earl Brown
I am running for City Council in District 24 in Queens New York
This is a Special Election. Election day is February 2, 2021
Vote for me on this special election day and you may also vote for me early.
This is the first time rank choice voting will be available for use in New York.

The strong rhetoric of division by past leaders must stop, now more than ever we must be united during this covid-19 pandemic.
Mike contracted covid-19 in April 2020 and he is a Covid-19 survivor.
Michael Earl Brown has the endorsement of the United Citizens of Queens.
Mike has many friends and family members in Queens he has continually volunteered his time in the community to help the homeless, less fortunate and under served.
Michael Earl Brown has served as a board member on several non profit boards and he currently serves as a board member of a non profit for people with Autism and Volunteers his time at a church based non profit that provides food, real estate training and services to the public.
Mike is a licensed Real Estate Broker is 12 states and a NYS licensed Real Estate Instructor.
Michael Earl Brown teaches real estate in his spare time and has helped many people realize there dream of home ownership.

The Role of a City Council Member:
The New York City Council is the law-making body of the City of New York. It is comprised of 51 members from 51 different Council Districts throughout the five boroughs. The Council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions and has sole responsibility for approving the city’s budget. It also legislates on a wide range of other subjects. The Council is an equal partner with the Mayor in the governing of New York City. Your Council Member represents the councilmatic district you live in and makes crucial decisions on Budget, Land Use, Legislation.

Budget: Through the budget, the Council establishes priorities, allocates resources and sets the policy agenda for the year. It is the single most important municipal document that affects the lives of New Yorkers. While the mayor proposes the city’s spending priorities for the upcoming year, the Council has final budget approval powers. During the budget process, the Council may change budget priorities and add special “terms and conditions” requiring city agencies to report to the Council on how specific monies are being spent throughout the year. The Council Member also allocates discretionary and capital funding to institutions within the district, including non-profit organizations and city-owned properties like school buildings.

Land Use: Under the 1990 Charter revision, the Council acquired the power to review land use issues and approve zoning changes, housing and urban renewal plans, community development plans and the disposition of city-owned property. This power gives the Council the most significant voice in the growth and development of our city.

Legislation: As the legislative body, the Council makes and passes the laws governing the city. The Council has passed landmark legislation on designated smoking areas in public places, campaign finance, anti-apartheid, solid-waste recycling and restrictions on assault weapons. As the legislative body, the Council makes and passes the laws governing the city. The Council has passed landmark legislation on designated smoking areas in public places, campaign finance, anti-apartheid, solid-waste recycling and restrictions on assault weapons. Legislation pending in the Council is called an Introduction, often abbreviated to “Intro” or “Int”, and is assigned a number. When an Introduction is signed by the Mayor it becomes a Local Law and is assigned a new number.

Why is there a special election on February 2, 2021:
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election to be held on February 2, 2021 for City Council District 24.
The seat is vacant after Councilman Rory Lancman was appointed by Gov. Cuomo as Special Counsel for Ratepayer Protection at the Department of Public Service.

What is a Special Election in NYC:
In New York City, a special election is held to temporarily fill a vacancy in a city office resulting from an elected official’s resignation, removal, death, or permanent incapacitation.

What is rank choice voting:
Ranked-choice voting is an electoral system that allows people to vote for multiple candidates, in order of preference. Instead of just choosing who you want to win, you fill out the ballot saying who is your first choice, second choice, or third choice (or more as needed) for each position.

If you have questions on how to vote early, want to volunteer or donate to the campaign and need more information call me any day. Hours: 10am -9pm

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