Pushing Back?

The Story

Amid a series of administrative failures and missteps, Mayor de Blasio has denied and deflected responsibility. Now the city council plans to expand its oversight of city agencies and exercise its investigative authority more thoroughly. The council’s new leadership appears dedicated to steering an independent course from the mayor; any push back against de Blasio’s increasingly high-handed managerial style is welcome. 

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Bosses: The new council speaker was selected over de Blasio’s objection. Read more.

  2. Scandals: A number of pay-to-play land deals involving de Blasio associates remain unresolved. Read more.

  3. Blunt: The new head of the council’s investigatory committee has vigorously criticized NYCHA for its lead-inspection failures.  Read more.

“I’m pleased that there’s a real expressed interest in making a more vigorous use of the investigations that D.O.I. does.”

Mark Peters, commissioner of the Department of Investigations

Twitter Take

The Past is Present

De Blasio’s Inequality Dodge By Kay S. Hymowitz (October 7, 2013)

“The candidate’s home borough of Brooklyn illustrates the hypocrisy of his rhetoric.”

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