In Depth: A look inside City Hall

About 1 million people live in the Bronx and what goes in inside the building at City Hall Park shapes their lives.

There are eight city council members representing the Bronx. On most days they begin their day in the borough and then head down to City Hall. Once at City Hall, council members and all other employees must walk through security. Bags are screened and pockets are emptied as police try to ensure that another incident like the shooting death of a city councilman never happens again.

City council members fill there day by attending committee meetings where they debate proposed legislation. All proposed legislation must pass through a committee before the entire council can vote. If the council votes in favor of a bill, it is then sent to the mayor.

While the public rarely sees what elected officials do behind the scenes, voters do have a direct impact on what happens.

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