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New York City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (credit: CBS2)

New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio To Resign

He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.

05/15/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.

04/23/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.

04/20/2015

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NYC Council Speaker Wants City To Cover Bail For Poor, Low-Level Defendants

In 2013 — the most recent numbers available — 16,663 defendants couldn’t make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn’t make bail of $20 to $500.

04/15/2015

FILE -- New York City Councilman Mark Treyger announces a biking safety bill at a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.

04/15/2015

A new bill would provide training for city parents who are trying to get back into the workforce. (Credit: CBS2)

Bill Could Provide Boost To City Parents Trying To Re-Enter The Work Force

Parents re-entering the work force may soon get help from New York City. A New bill introduced on Tuesday would provide free job training to parents trying to get back to work.

03/31/2015

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Students Protest Over Facilities, Athletic Opportunities At City Council Hearing

It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.

03/25/2015

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NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag Legislation

Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.

03/24/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

FILE -- An SUV is parked on a mound of snow and ice in Brooklyn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Councilman: Suspend Parking Meters During Snowstorms

Councilman David Greenfield is proposing that the meters not be enforced whenever alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow.

02/02/2015

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NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax Rebates

The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.

01/21/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Calls for Renewal Of Sept. 11 Health Bill

City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.

01/07/2015

FILE - A rabbit sits in a cage. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Ban On Sale Of Rabbits As Pets

The New York City Council voted this week to ban the sale of rabbits as pets.

12/18/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Bill Would Allow New Yorkers To Identify Themselves As Multiracial

Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.

11/25/2014

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Former Policy Analyst Sues NYC Council Over Firing

Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.

11/20/2014

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