Saturday, March 29, 2014

Council Members none too happy with Viverito

From Capital New York:

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is facing her first widespread fight with members, nearly three months after winning the job.

The burgeoning discontent has been prompted, most recently, by the speaker's appointments to the body's "budget negotiating team," or BNT.

Several members, including some of her allies in the Progressive Caucus, are furious they were left out of the group, and recently held a conference call to air their concerns, multiple sources told Capital.

Other members are upset they were not informed directly by the speaker or her aides about the makeup of the team, which reviews the city's budget and determines the Council's priorities before it is adopted on July 1.

Mark-Viverito promised to be more approachable and inclusive than her predecessor, Christine Quinn, who was often criticized for ruling the Council with a heavy hand. But between the delayed consultation over the paid-sick bill, which members learned about from the media, and the new appointments to BNT, some of her colleagues are growing skeptical of that campaign commitment.

Several of the members interviewed for this article said they felt Mark-Viverito, so far, has been less inclusive than her predecessor.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like our council people are getting a taste of their own medicine.

Anonymous said...

Got a very bad feeling about this one. She presents as extremely dishonest. She'll probably give jobs to all her friends.

Throw MMV and MK out!

Deke DaSilva said...

Several of the members interviewed for this article said they felt Mark-Viverito, so far, has been less inclusive than her predecessor.

Whoa! Less inclusive!

Those are some harsh words in the progressive lexicon!

Anonymous said...

Got a very bad feeling about this one. She presents as extremely dishonest. She'll probably give jobs to all her friends.

Throw MMV and MK out!


AND SHE IS DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE OTHER POLS BY BEING ..... ?

HER PROBLEM IS SHE IS CUTTING THE OLD BOYS OUT.

Anonymous said...

Anon no. 2: And how would you accomplish that?

Anonymous said...

Accomplish that?

Should have been done at the election. Noted how buddy buddy they were at City Hall and of cause lots of other info re MK and that is why I voted Republican the first time in my long voting life.

You get what you ask for or you do not vote and get what someone else asks for.

Anonymous said...

She'll probably give jobs to all her friends.

Liz Crowley has been giving jobs to her male friends for years...

Anon No. 5 said...

Anon No. 6:

That was my point - it should have been done, and wasn't. Now, both of them are most likely there until at least 2017. Got any ideas about what to do before then?

Anonymous said...

Anon No 8

Sorry you still do not get it.

The horse is gone - too late to close the barn door.

Unless you plan to overthrow the Government. If so - you will be shot or in jail for the rest of your life.

John Bragg said...

They put her in. Knowing her past.
What did they expect?

Anonymous said...

They elected her.

Anon. No. 8 said...

I do get it. That's exactly my point. No one's going anyplace until the next election. That's the way it should be. My comment was directed towards people who think they should be "thrown out" before then.

There are people calling for acts of armed resistance against the government, and they're more than a little bit scary

Anonymous said...

Sorry I put the wrong Anon I meant it for the same people that you meant your post for. I guess I can't count in middle of the night.

J said...

this woman is a fraud

also dangerous.

stay tuned,missy's going to get indicted one day.