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About Ben Kallos

Confronted with corruption in Albany, Ben put voting records online so New Yorkers could finally hold politicians accountable. Since then he's run a government reform organization that successfully removed corruption from government and served as Policy Director for former Public Advocate Mark Green.

Ben grew up on the Upper East Side with his mother, who still lives in the neighborhood, and his grandparents, who fled anti-Semitism in Europe. A Bronx Science graduate, Ben knows that our public schools are more than just budget line.  He attended SUNY Albany and SUNY Buffalo Law School, where he paid his own way through.

In the City Council, Ben chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations, where he promotes transparency to ensure every dollar gets spent to improve your quality of life--from affordable housing to senior services to better schools.

Updates

Press Release

At the New York City Council Sanitation Committee FY16 preliminary budget hearing today, Council Member Ben Kallos slammed the unsustainable and rising costs of the city’s Solid Waste Management Plan—specifically the planned marine transfer stations at 91st Street and Southwest Brooklyn.

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Press Coverage
Capital New York
Friday, March 20, 2015

Kallos positively cited the elimination of voter cards, listing voters' ages in poll books, the board's adoption of City Time, its subscription to the Social Security Death Master File Index, implementation of electronic detection of write-ins and the purchase of high-speed printers to print various types of ballots as needed.

 

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Press Release

East and West Side officials agree: Improvements must be made on crosstown bus lines. 

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Event
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:10am

Join parents, teachers, students, and other community members at PS290 in protesting Governor Cuomo's new proposals for education reform and funding. 

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Event
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00am

Join parents, teachers, students, and other community members at PS158 in protesting Governor Cuomo's new proposals for education reform and funding. 

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Event
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:50am

Join parents, teachers, students, and other community members at PS183 in coming together against new Albany education proposals.

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