Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What lame duck deputy mayors do with their time

From DNA Info:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg targeted Queens City Councilman Mark Weprin in retaliation for his support of two bills aimed at reining in the NYPD, sources told DNAinfo New York.

The two stop-and-frisk related measures, which passed the City Council last month, would allow people to sue the NYPD if they believe they were racially profiled and also creates an inspector general to oversee the department.

Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson was “actively making the phone calls and making the last-ditch effort to find a viable candidate to run” against Weprin, said one Queens Republican insider.

The mayor’s office declined to comment.

But multiple sources on the ground in Queens confirmed that calls from Wolfson went out scouting for candidates who would use the mayor's considerable resources to run a campaign against Weprin.


kingofnycabbies said...

Your headline raises the question: what do active deputy mayors do with their time?

Anonymous said...

Like someone said yesterday about Vallone trying to wipe Koch's name off the bridge: the right thing for the wrong reason.

Anonymous said...

And what are term-limited Councilmembers doing with their time?

Anonymous said...

Anon #2:

Shilling for strong candidates, like Gennaro is for Quinn, in the hopes they'll get a cushy job with the next administration.

Anonymous said...

Did this guy ever ask his constituents which way to vote on these bills. He should never have voted in favor of this one.Mark Weprin always plays it safe. Sure, free mammograms,imigration counseling,Participatory Budgeting BS, dogs and movies in the park is nice. But where is he when it comes to supporting and fighting for the communities he serves.
This guy has to go and should not be reelected.