New Council Begins Work by Overturning Bloomberg Vetoes

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Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras at her first hearing as chair of the council’s Finance Committee. (Photo: Twitter/William Alatriste)

In three unanimous votes, the City Council committees on health, public safety and transportation began their terms by moving to overturn vetoes from former Mayor Bloomberg.

The committees, which met for the first time this afternoon since the city’s new elected officials took office, voted to move forward with Bloomberg-vetoed legislation including a law to create a citywide animal abuse registry, and laws that would require the NYPD to report more information regarding park crime statistics and hit-and-run accidents. Continue reading “New Council Begins Work by Overturning Bloomberg Vetoes”

Ydanis Rodriguez Gets His Day In Court

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Ydanis Rodriguez and his lawyer Andrew Stoll outside the courtroom. (Photo: Hunter Walker)

Before going to Criminal Court this morning, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez drove his daughter to school. As he drove, Councilman Rodriguez told The Politicker he always tries to make time to drive his daughter in the mornings. On November 15, he missed their daily trip because he was in jail after being arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest during the eviction of the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park that occurred in the wee hours of that morning.

Today was his first court appearance stemming from that arrest.

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