New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Alliance for Human-Scale City & Human-Scale NYC

Alliance for Human-Scale City & Human-Scale NYC

A- Ben Kallos - [Kallos] strikes us -  through his track record of votes and op-eds -of being fairly well aligned with the Human-Scale vision for the city and we think his longer record shows he does understands how to defend Manhattan from the forces of overdevelopment that are lining up here in the city waiting to be unleashed in the next administration.  He wrote:  “Most Council Members have used member deference to upzone to print money for developers and fill their campaign coffers over the objections of their communities. I’ve been widely criticized for “breaking”member deference by using it to protect my districts from the march of supertall buildings across billionaires row into residential districts.” He is also has a track record of being a good government reformer with many long and detailed documents outlining ideas on how to improve the functioning of city government.