NYC Councilman to Propose Free Babysitting for Community Meetings
New York City’s growing government may soon add one more service to the mix: free child care.
The city would offer free babysitting at public hearings and community-board meetings under new legislation expected to be introduced by Councilman Ben Kallos this month.
Mr. Kallos, a Manhattan Democrat, said the bill would be aimed at increasing participation in local government.
“It’s really hard to get parents to come to community-board meetings,” he said in a phone interview. “Along with that comes a lack of diversity in the people I see involved in government and politics.” . . .