It all comes down to this: It's time to petition to run for County Committee.
This weekend, pick up your petition packets! The packets include your County Committee petition sheets, a petitioning guide, and some #RepYourBlock literature. We'll email you walk sheet for your neighborhood when you pick up your packet. This information will set you up to start petitioning on February 25.
In addition to picking up your petitions, this weekend's launch parties are a time for you to connect with others running for County Committee, get a mini training on door-knocking, ask any outstanding questions you have, and -- most importantly -- pick up some #RepYourBlock swag!
Listen to our friend Vicki Been ask about whether millionaires should get the New York City property tax circuit breaker. What is the circuit breaker? I suppose circuit breakers need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Common People, as they call us. They are a cut off for the property tax based on your income. So if you make $400,000 a year and your net worth is $100 million dollars but your property tax is $120,000 a year, this question is asking should you qualify for the circuit breaker. What do you think? "In general that's a very specific question about whether the wealthy two hundred thousand four hundred thousand a year six hundred thousand a million a year should get a circuit breaker. Right there..."
You should ask yourself: What does the NYC Council do to review the NYC Budget if there are no hearings and the budget is still approved. Maybe this will show that the entire process is a farce? See https://github.com/civic-data/scrapers-us-municipal-tracking/graphs/contributors and https://github.com/civic-data/scrapers-us-municipal-tracking/commits/master For all activity on their website. ADD is new items. SYNC is old items updated.