“To be honest with you, people have no clue what these [technology] bills are except about five members of the City Council so they need to hear from you that it makes sense,” said [Manhattan Borough President] Brewer, a former member of the City Council who initiated the council’s technology committee and chaired the operations committee. “There is no constituency for technology…there’s no demand side. That’s my experience – we’re the demand side. It’s very small,” she said.
“It means paying attention to the hearing schedule and making sure that when you see the bills that matter to you that you come out for the hearings….and demand the changes in the legislation that you want to see,” said [Council member] Kallos.