The New York Daily News examined the records of the borough’s lawmakers and compiled the numbers. While some came out on top with the most bills passed, others came out topping the truancy list, having missed the most meetings and hearings.
Councilman and Council finance chair Domenic Recchia was our most active local politician. He introduced 25 new bills, though many were “technical budget measures.”
As for the rest, some fared quite low. For example, City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of East Flatbush missed 23.9 percent of council meetings and only introduced 3 bills since 2011.
The numbers do not take into account any co-sponsored bills.
As council member Eric Martin Dilan of East New York put it, “There’s always room for improvement.”