One of our most important goals at NYLCV is to make sure elected officials keep to their promises when it comes to the environment. One of the ways we do this is by releasing our New York City Council Environmental Scorecard every year, which evaluates each member on their environmental record.
In consultation with over thirty respected environmental, public health, transportation, parks and environmental justice organizations, we release a list of a dozen bills that we will score for that calendar year.
You’ll find in the 2016 Scorecard that nearly half of the council scored a perfect 100. The average overall score is 83.
The days left in this Council’s term are dwindling as campaigns for September and November elections pick up. At the same time, we will rely on leadership from New York City on climate and environmental protection more than ever due to efforts to turn back progress at the federal level. Too much is at stake for the Council to rest on its laurels now. We will be pushing them for another big year for the environment in 2017.
NYLCV is the only organization that produces an Environmental Scorecard to give an independent assessment of the City Council’s performance.