My Distinguished guest today is New York City Council Member Benjamin J. Kallos
—Kallos Represents District 5 in the City of New York: Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side.
Kallos has spent his entire political career fighting for New Yorkers. As a member of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council
he rose to the position of Statewide Coordination Committee Chair, organizing and managing over 4,000 attorneys and 350 law students, to protect New Yorkers’ ability to vote in the most recent presidential elections. Kallos also created the VoterSearch.org
program to help protect the right to vote for over 12 million New Yorkers when he learned that some 2 millions voters had been removed from the voter roles.
In this episode we discussed
- What is "Open Government"?
- Legislation and initiatives in New York City focused on keeping government open.
- Best practices for engaging communities and empowering citizens with tools to be active participants in their governments.