Clip of the Week: What Does A Public Advocate Do?
The Public Advocate is one of New York City’s three citywide elected posts, along with the mayor and the comptroller. The Public Advocate acts a watchdog. The office has the power to collect complaints, investigate agencies and propose legislation to the City Council. The Public Advocate can preside at general meetings of the City Council and sit on various boards.
New York City’s Public Advocate Election is this upcoming Tuesday, November 5th, so make sure you get out to the polls and vote! And, tune into Race to Represent’s Public Advocate interviews with Devin Balkind and Joe Borelli, Sunday, November 3rd and Monday, November 4th as both candidates discuss their plans if elected. Airing at 9pm ET on MNN 1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNN HD (Spectrum 1993), or stream at mnn.org.