Yesterday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg took an unusual step in what appeared to be a press conference designed to preempt the City Council hearing today on reforming the restaurant grading system. Touting all of the health improvements since the new system was implemented, Mr. Bloomberg argued critics’ “complaints are going to fall on deaf ears.”
Asked about Mr. Bloomberg’s comments during her press conference today, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn disagreed.
“We’re not complaining today,” she responded. “We’re having a thoughtful oversight discussion … between branches of government in a discussion that I believe will generate ideas that deserve consideration. We’re not complaining, so then it’s irrelevant to what the mayor said.” Read More