From the Daily News:
The city's five BPs -- borough presidents -- argue what they need is MORE power, not banishment, as many have suggested.
So I looked at the one little-known power they have: The ability to introduce laws.
According to their respective offices, it has been used about a half dozen times in the last decade.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has done it twice in nine years. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has done it twice in five years. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. has done in once (the living wage bill) in two years.
Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has never done it in nine years. And Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has done "it once in the past year, and on one or two occasions earlier" during his nine-year tenure.
None of their laws have passed so far.