What is Take Back Our City (TBOC)?

TBOC is a strategy for sustainable change to take back our city! TBOC is a solution-oriented campaign that outlines a multi-issue progressive legislative and policy platform for New York City.  Initially devised in 2009, by Candidate for City Council and Harlem activist-parent Monique Ndigo Washington as a result of her work with the Coalition to Save Harlem’s efforts to challenge Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to rezone 125th Street. TBOC is an effort to shift power to community boards and hold elected officials accountable.

TBOC has four main goals:

  • Support legislation that grants power for community boards to vote on land use and zoning proposals;
  • Support legislation to “recall” elected officials on a local level who continue to promote their own interest as opposed to their constituents;
  • Provide a progressive legislative and policy agenda directed by grassroots organizations and coalition
  • Engage progressive City Council candidates to endorse this campaign for their bid for election in 2013
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commented 2012-09-13 14:09:17 -0400 · Flag
It was a pleasure to meet u again at the centre St. I have looked at your site and found it very useful and indeed needed. Gentrification is a serious issue to a community. Who have been very much disenfranchised. Continue to your work my Sister. Ken Bright. If U do go to face book. U will see that my page have a host of Professional and Bus. interest. NO buffoonery/ or ignorance on this page. Talk again, Ken Bright Fb
@MrMainAtraction mentioned @TBOC2013 link to this page. 2012-05-19 22:17:36 -0400
About Take Back Our City http://t.co/Ix8MOUSr via @tboc2013
@trust2020 tweeted link to this page. 2012-04-12 09:00:18 -0400
#Harlem activist educates neighbors about rezoning issues http://t.co/Gt61mFzJ @citizensunionny #nyc #ows #StVincents http://t.co/0EkCSI5c
published this page 2012-03-30 10:03:00 -0400
Take Back Our City
TBOC is a solution-oriented campaign that outlines a multi-issue progressive legislative and policy platform for New York City.