Gotham Gazette Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. http://www.gothamgazette.com/component/tags/tag/wcny 2017-10-20T16:24:15+00:00 Webmaster webmaster@gothamgazette.com Flanked by Business Leaders, De Blasio Continues Mayoral Control Push 2015-06-01T19:13:40+00:00 2015-06-01T19:13:40+00:00 http://www.gothamgazette.com/?id=5748:flanked-by-business-leaders-de-blasio-continues-mayoral-control-push Super User <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/bdb_classroom_visit.jpg" alt="bdb classroom visit" height="600" width="600" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Mayor de Blasio in a classroom (photo: @BilldeBlasio)</span></p> <hr /> <p>After meeting privately with a bipartisan group of business leaders at City Hall on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told members of the media that there is widespread agreement mayoral control of city schools must be extended by Albany lawmakers. And, he said, these business leaders, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and others believe it must be extended for at least three years.</p> <p><img src="http://www.gothamgazette.com/images/graphics/2014/03/bdb_classroom_visit.jpg" alt="bdb classroom visit" height="600" width="600" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Mayor de Blasio in a classroom (photo: @BilldeBlasio)</span></p> <hr /> <p>After meeting privately with a bipartisan group of business leaders at City Hall on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told members of the media that there is widespread agreement mayoral control of city schools must be extended by Albany lawmakers. And, he said, these business leaders, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and others believe it must be extended for at least three years.</p>