City Council Members Rack Up Credit Card Debt

The city’s budget may be balanced, but when it comes to personal finance, some City Council members are no strangers to debt.

Several Council members reported owing at least $5,000 in credit card debt on financial disclosure forms released by the Conflicts of Interest Board today. 342 more words

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Jumaane Williams to Media: Don't Link Stop-and-Frisk to Shooting Spike

Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams demanded today that reporters to stop trying to link a recent uptick in gun violence to anti-stop-and-frisk measures he successfully advocated for last year. 451 more words

Jumaane Williams

City Council Members Urge State to Ban Condoms as Evidence

Three City Council members–Carlos Menchaca, Margaret Chin and Jumaane Williams–today urged the State Senate to pass a bill that would ban the use of condoms as evidence in all crimes, especially in prostitution-related offenses. 266 more words

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Council Hearing on Bill de Blasio Affordable Housing Plan Abruptly Cancelled

A City Council hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s far-reaching affordable housing plan has been abruptly cancelled, a councilman confirmed to the Observer this week. 419 more words

Bill De Blasio

New Yorkers Hit The Streets, March Against Gun Violence

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers were vocal as they marched through East Flatbush and called for an end to gun violence, on Saturday.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams said that change has to happen now, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported. 157 more words


Garodnick Leads Coalition to Protect Affordable Housing

Councilman Dan Garodnick unveiled a new coalition today to fight predatory equity.

The group, known as CAPE–the Coalition Against Predatory Equity–seeks to protect affordable housing options in New York City. 465 more words