Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.
The Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate’s office has a budget of $2.3 million.
The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
PBA President Patrick Lynch said if the bills become law, the PBA intends to target the “pro-crime council members for defeat in the upcoming election.”
One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.
City Officials, Homeless Advocates Call For More Affordable Housing To Accommodate Displaced Sandy Victims
Superstorm Sandy significantly worsened the city’s affordable housing crisis, according to Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander.
Councilman Brad Lander and other lawmakers say countdown clocks at city bus shelters will make commuting for New Yorkers a little easier.
More and more women want to work through their pregnancies and a measure introduced before the New York City Council might well help them.
New York City police stops of hundreds of thousands of people each year are in the spotlight as city lawmakers consider setting new rules for the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.
Lander said the idea that an inspector general would bring politics to the police department is wrong, noting that IGs are common practice at government agencies.
Three New York City council members say something has to be done to handle Brooklyn Bridge’s rising pedestrian and bike traffic.
NTSB officials said the chopper likely did not have a flight data recorder, or “black box,” but engine monitors and Global Positioning System navigation equipment may have stored useful information.
There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.