Capital New York:
In his first year as mayor, Bill de Blasio has signed into law every bill passed by the Council. It's only the second time in more than two decades a mayor went through a calendar year without having vetoed a single piece of legislation.
De Blasio enjoys a close relationship with the Council's speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, a like-minded, left-of-center Democrat who de Blasio personally lobbied members to elect in January.
Both sides of City Hall touted the close alliance.
"Whether it's extending paid-sick days to over a million more New Yorkers, successfully fighting to provide free lunch to hundreds of thousands of New York City middle-school students or being a national leader on immigration reform, the City Council is proud of its record of standing up for New Yorkers," said Robin Levine, a spokeswoman for Mark-Viverito.
Marti Adams, a spokeswoman for de Blasio offered a similar sentiment, listing shared priorities.
"From municipal IDs to paid sick leave to the slew of Vision Zero initiatives, we're proud of our legislative accomplishments to date," Adams said. "Mayor de Blasio will continue to work with the City Council on legislative actions aimed at improving the lives of everyday New Yorkers and tackling the very issues that New Yorkers elected him to address."
The Council still has one more scheduled meeting this year, but neither side of City Hall was aware of any imminent legislation that might result in a veto.
And this is something to brag about?