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Councilmembers Change Congestion Positions
March 8th, 2008

Following the Gotham Gazette’s lead, the New York Times has polled City Council members on their positions on congestion pricing. We did a poll in August and found that the majority of members were undecided – 23 to be exact.

The Times, though, did its own poll this week, and it seems many members are taking more definitive positions on the Bloomberg administration’s plan to charge drivers $8 to drive into Manhattan (The plan, which depends on federal funding, must be approved by the end of the month). We found that 13 members were against it and 10 members were for it in the summer. Since then many more members have come out against the plan — 20 to be exact. Twelve told the Times they were for it.

Some of the members that have gone from undecided to against are Joel Rivera, Peter Vallone Jr., James Gennaro, Helen Sears, Michael McMahon and James Oddo.

By on March 8, 2008, 2:14 pm
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5 Responses to “Councilmembers Change Congestion Positions”

  1. brooklyn and i Says:
    March 9th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    will the Brooklyn section from all the Bridges ( Brooklyn Bridge- williamsburg Bridge ) neighborhood’s bee the” park and ride ” for all long island cars
    it is very hard to find a normal parking space in Brooklyn. what dangress effect it will be to the the local residential environmental and business?

  2. Second Ave. Sagas | Blogging the NYC Subways » Blog Archive » With Spitzer in trouble, congestion pricing hangs in the balance Says:
    March 10th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    […] opposition however is gaining strength too. As Gotham Gazette notes, the City Council is now leaning 20-12 against congestion pricing. And here I thought elected officials were supposed to represent the desires of their […]

  3. Citizen Kane Says:
    March 11th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Finally- these folks are realizing MONEY is not the answer to congestion- it’s about alternatives.
    Find a better alternative and people will embrace it- put a price tag on it- they’ll buy it and pass on the cost as doing business.

  4. brooklyn and i Says:
    March 13th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    WIT THE NEW TAX PLAN IS 5 TIMES MONEY EQUALS MILLIONS OF DALLARS EQUALS BLOMBERG

    1) THE TAX FROM LOCAL RESIDENT FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO PARK IN THE FRONT OF YOUR HOSE

    2) THE TAX FOR ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO PAY A PLUS TAX FOR DOING BUSINESS

    3) TICKETING EVERYBODY WHO WILL PARK VS THE LAW( EVERY CAR WHO IS REGISTER IN NYC HAVE PAID A MINIMUM OF 100 DOLLARS IN PARKING TICKETS EVERY YEAR)

    4) THE FEDERAL BIG MONEY FOR THE CITY -“NOT ANY PAY BACK FOR THE LOCAL RESIDENT WHO WILL SUFFER FROM THE PARK AND RIDE AND ALL OUTER NEW REGULATION’S (CALL IT TAX SCAMS)

    5) ALL NEW GARAGE SYSTEMS BUSINESS WHO WILL COME UP IN NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE WIILIAMSBURG TO PROVIDE THE PARK IN RIDE FOR OUTSIDERS AND THAT TAX WILL NOT GO TO THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS

    5 TIMES MONEY EQUALS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EQUALS BLOOM BERG

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    January 6th, 2012 at 1:04 am

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