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A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council

Rory Lancman knows that when a story runs about participatory budgeting in the City Council, people like him are usually not portrayed in a flattering light. 1,734 more words

Council Members Back Bronx DA-Elect's Plan for Rikers Island Oversight

Council members who once planned to call for a special prosecutor for Rikers Island are instead backing a plan from Bronx District Attorney-elect Darcel Clark for her office to increase its oversight of crimes allegedly committed in the city’s jails. 844 more words

De Blasio Spars With Queens Councilman Over Flushing Meadows Park Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed attacks from a Queens city councilman that a new nonprofit set up to raise funds for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park “plays politics” by only granting a councilwoman aligned with his liberal agenda an appointee on the conservancy’s board—and leaves Mr. 524 more words

Bill De Blasio

City Councilmen Blast Banks for Refusing to Abide by Federal Foreclosure Mandates

As new, ultra-luxurious Manhattan real estate developments continue to dominate the headlines, it can easy to forget that many homeowners in the city are still struggling with the fallout of the housing market crash—mired in the ongoing foreclosure crisis that has, of late,   522 more words

Pols Want City Vehicles Outfitted With High-Tech Collision Alarms

The blind spot shall see, if Public Advocate Letitia James and Queens Councilman Rory Lancman get their way.

The two politicians crammed into a retrofitted city bus today with reporters, safety advocates, union drivers and representatives of the Queens-based Rosco Vision Systems company to show off sensor technology that could be placed in the blind spots of city vehicles—and trigger alarms alerting drivers to an imminent collision with a car, pedestrian or cyclist. 353 more words

Rory Lancman

Bill Bratton: City Council NYPD Reform Bills Are 'Overkill'

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton again voiced opposition to proposals from the City Council to increase oversight of the NYPD today, saying the attempts at reform aren’t needed. 502 more words

Andrew Cuomo

Bill Bratton: Council Reform Bills Are 'Unprecedented Intrusions' Into NYPD

A week after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s police force got a 1,300 new members—a headcount boost championed by the City Council—Mr. Bratton today threw cold water on Council legislation to outlaw chokeholds and require police to seek consent to searches. 1,214 more words