Now there is consideration to a requirement there be a certain minimum number of women on the 51 person NYC Council. There are now 14.
The Speaker of the Council is Melissa Mark-Viverito. That's because male dominated legislatures will perpetuate male dominance...The male members must not have gotten the memo as they elected a woman as leader.
Mark-Viverito Would ‘Definitely Look At’ Gender Quota for City Council | Observer