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(L.U. 112 & RES 309)
Introduced: 2004
Passed City Council: April 21, 2004
Mayor not decided

The New York City Council approved a land-use measure as part of a new 35-year lease agreement between the city and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for La Guardia and John F. Kennedy airports. For decades, the city and the Port Authority have argued over how much the city should be paid in rent for its airports. Under the current agreement which expires in 2015 the city receives $3.5 million a year in rent from the Port Authority. The new lease will raise the rent to $93.5 million a year, or 8 percent of the gross revenues, whichever is greater. The city would also receive $700 million in back payments. The City Council's action only relates to the property on which the airports sit. The mayor must hold a public hearing on the specific terms of the lease before it can be approved.


How Councilmembers Voted :

48-Yes  1-No  1-Abstain  1-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
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. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
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. LanzaRepublican51 Abstain
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. ProvenzanoDemocrat13 Absent
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Philip ReedDemocrat8Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Jose M. SerranoDemocrat17Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33 No


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