The to-do list for interns in City Council Member Gale Brewer's Upper West Side office is long: repaint all defaced mailboxes, investigate a housing program, compile a list of every nonprofit in the area, study local public transportation, and wade through an ever-growing pool of complaints from residents in the district, to name a few.
City Lawmaker's Intern Army Gets Things Done
Unlike other council members, who tend to snap up a handful of interns to help out during the summer, Ms. Brewer prefers to amass a small army to tend to her district's needs. This summer more than 30 interns are expected to join her six-person staff.
Now here's a lawmaker who's doing something smart and actually looking out for her constituency. Unfortunately, she doesn't represent Queens.
Imagine how different Queens would be if our council members had interns painting over graffiti and addressing taxpayer complaints instead of writing garbage newsletters about how great they are.
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