From the NY Times:
While it has broad power to pass the city budget, enact legislation and oversee city agencies, critics say the Council has been accommodating to Mr. Bloomberg, even pliant. It drew scorn in many quarters just over a year ago when it voted to change the law so that the mayor — and most Council members — could seek third consecutive terms.
“There’s going to be more racial and ideological diversity on the City Council,” said the Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, who shepherded the term limits change, which passed on a 29-to-22 vote. “I remain frustrated that so many Council votes are 48 to 3, or 50 to 1. If we’re all in agreement that frequently, are we really challenging ourselves on the issues?”
Maybe if a certain someone stopped threatening to take money away from their districts, they'd stand up to you more.