Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quinn messed with the maps

From the Daily News:

A controversy has erupted over the City Council’s redistricting plan, with critics charging the new district lines were drawn to help Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s bid for mayor.

The new map slices and dices the East Harlem district of Democratic Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, who has been preparing to make a bid for Council speaker.

The new lines remove a big chunk of East Harlem from her district while adding tens of thousands of voters from the Bronx - weakening her politically and leaving her vulnerable to a potential challenge for re-election.

Sources said the move could solidify Quinn’s standing with both the Bronx and Manhattan Democratic leaders as she courts their support for mayor.


Anonymous said...

Quinn? Controversy? Nonsense.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Councilman Koo and Councilman Halloran.

WILL YOU be filing formal objections in the city council, regarding the slicing and dicing of our neighborhoods?

It is IMPORTANT for you voters to know, that
this can all be STOPPED by the actions taken by your council members!

Hold their feet to the fire on this!
Then they, in turn, can squeeze Speaker Quinn.

DO NOT accept EMPTY promises or alternate action!