New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

David Stone

Roosevelt Island Daily New York Times wants the State to follow Ben Kallos's lead by David Stone

New York Times wants the State to follow Ben Kallos's lead

Fears are that legislators will get a no strings attached raise without the outside income restrictions Kallos wrote into the City Council package. That's a huge risk in a State where corruption is so rampant that leaders from both major parties are now serving time in jail, joined by intimates of the Governor who were also caught misusing public positions for personal gain.

"The public would be better served if any pay raises that may come were tied to banning outside income and lulus for state lawmakers." Kallos concluded.

The Times agreed, "Good government demands fair compensation for lawmakers, but only when they earn and keep the public’s trust.

Main Street WIRE Ben Kallos Lets You Decide Where Your Money Goes by David Stone

Ben Kallos Lets You Decide Where Your Money Goes

Under Council Member Ben Kallos’s leadership, residents are invited to cast ballots in favor of funding specific community projects with discretionary money from the city budget. Kallos is a pioneer in the innovative process of participatory budgeting. Less than half of Council Members allow their constituents to actively decide what gets funded.