Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quinn helped Bloomberg win

From the NY Post:

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who many insiders believed was secretly supporting Mayor Bloomberg's re-election, did a special favor for Hizzoner before Election Day, The Post has learned.

Quinn (D-Manhattan) stalled a bill giving motorists a five-minute grace period at electronic parking meters so the mayor wouldn't be forced to veto it and earn the wrath of voters, sources said. "Quinn held it as a favor to the mayor," said one insider.

Quinn made a late, largely insignificant endorsement of Democratic nominee Bill Thompson for mayor and many insiders believed she really wanted Bloomberg, with whom she has a good relationship, back for a third term.

The grace period would apply only at muni-meters, which issue paper receipts that motorists display on dashboards to indicate how much parking time they've purchased. Motorists couldn't be ticketed until after more than five minutes had elapsed past the end of their parking time.

The legislation was first introduced Jan. 7. After one hearing on Feb. 25, it was held over.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What helps us is stalled for individual gain. WE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE POLS - WAKE UP FOLKS GET LOUD WITH YOUR CIVICS AND EMAIL LETTERS. VOTE!

Klink Cannoli said...

So what's on the other side for Quinn a la quid pro quo, I wonder?

This is bipartisanship at work, eh? Wash my butt and I'll wash yours. What's in it for me? Me, me, me.

Sadder still, this is entrenched in our business paradigm as well. Right down to the worker philosophy and ethics. It's become harder and harder to scope out people with ethical principles.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Klink Cannoli said...
So what's on the other side for Quinn a la quid pro quo, I wonder?

This is bipartisanship at work, eh? Wash my butt and I'll wash yours. What's in it for me? Me, me, me.

Sadder still, this is entrenched in our business paradigm as well. Right down to the worker philosophy and ethics. It's become harder and harder to scope out people with ethical principles.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Support for her next candidacy, one would imagine.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this legislation completely dumb? You know what time your ticket expires. So this legislation would add five minutes. Why? If that is what they want to do, why not just add the 5 minutes on the printed ticket? Is this the stupid stuff that our Council is spending time on?

Anonymous said...

Tell your council member- vote Quinn out.

panzer65 said...

How about making these machines accept dollar bills?

Vernon Malcolm said...

Thomspon should get a recont the way the Rpuglicuns are takling back all those seats and Ram Imamuel must resign because he abandonded THompson!