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 Courtney Gross on March 8, 2008, 2:14 pm
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