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(RES 549-A)
Introduced: 2003
Passed City Council: March 12, 2003
Mayor not decided

In the spring of 2003, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the United States to go to war with Iraq only as a last resort. The text of the measure states: "Resolution calling on the government of the United States to make all efforts to work through the United Nations Security Council in a manner that would reaffirm our nationís commitment to the rule of law and the primacy of human rights in our international relationships, and to take all appropriate steps toward securing the participation of other nations and international bodies in the effort to ensure that Iraq does not possess biological, chemical or nuclear weapons and toward promoting human rights for all the people of Iraq; and further calling on the government of the United States to work through the United Nations Security Council and with other nations to ensure the unimpeded access of United Nations weapons inspectors to all areas of and facilities in Iraq and to ensure that the inspectors be given a full and fair opportunity to conduct their efforts in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions; and further calling upon the Council of the City of New York to oppose a pre-emptive military attack on Iraq unless it is demonstrated that Iraq poses a real and imminent threat to the security and safety of the United States or its allies or unless other options for achieving compliance with United Nations resolutions calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and the means for their development have failed."


How Councilmembers Voted :

30-Yes  18-No  0-Abstain  1-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32 No
Tony AvellaDemocrat19 No
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
James E. DavisDemocrat35Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44 No
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46 No
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16 Absent
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30 No
James F. GennaroDemocrat24 No
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28 No
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29 No
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51 No
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Margarita LopezDemocrat2Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49 No
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48 No
James S. OddoRepublican50 No
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13 No
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47 No
Philip ReedDemocrat8Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15 No
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25 No
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22 No
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23 No
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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