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(INTRO 420-A)
Introduced: 2005
Passed City Council: September 28, 2005
Mayor Veto: October 28, 2005
City Council Override: December 8, 2005

This bill approves a new parking holiday to mark the Hindu celebration of Diwali, also called the "Festival of Lights." The parking holiday only applies to one day of the 5-day celebration. Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the measure, arguing that there are already 44 other days of the year when alternate side of the street parking is suspended. (The Department of Sanitation cannot clean the streets on days when parking is suspended). The City Council overrode the mayors veto in a goodwill gesture to New York Citys growing Indian population.


How Councilmembers Voted (second vote):

47-Yes  0-No  0-Abstain  4-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Maria del Carmen ArroyoDemocrat17Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14 Absent
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Tracy L. BoylandDemocrat41Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46Yes
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30Yes
James F. GennaroDemocrat24 Absent
Vincent J. GentileDemocrat43Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26Yes
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Letitia JamesWorking Families35Yes
Allan W. Jennings, Jr.Democrat28Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Margarita LopezDemocrat2Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Gifford MillerDemocrat5Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Eva Moskowitz4Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50Yes
Annabel PalmaDemocrat18Yes
Bill PerkinsDemocrat9Yes
Madeline T. ProvenzanoDemocrat13Yes
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8 Absent
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31 Absent
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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