Posts Tagged ‘NYPD Inspector General’

De Blasio’s Budget: Progressive or Aggressive?

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Features, Government Operations, Housing, Labor/Unions, News

What does a “progressive” city budget look like? During his preliminary budget presentation last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio attached his favorite buzzword to a supposedly apolitical document. Through the explicit and implicit priorities laid out in his financial plan, the mayor—who mere months ago dubbed himself a “fiscal conservative”—threw caution to the wind, etching his major policy items into the budget with or without the necessary cooperation from Albany, and despite the element of unpredictability stemming  from the city’s… [More]

New York City Council Approves De Blasio Ally as DOI Commissioner

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Daily, Government Operations, Latest, News

The New York City Council voted 48-2, with one abstention, to approve Mark Peters’ appointment as commissioner of the Department of Investigation during Tuesday’s stated meeting, despite the initial reservations of some Council members that his’ relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio may be a conflict of interest. Peters previously served as treasurer for de Blasio’s mayoral campaign. Peters was unanimously approved by the Council’s Rules Committee in the morning, with only Councilman Jumaane Williams abstaining. Williams was one of… [More]

Quinn Forced To Play Defense At Public Safety Debate

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Features, Heard Around Town, Latest, News, Public Safety

Public safety was the topic for last night’s first televised debate between New York City’s Democratic candidates for mayor, meaning the candidates had plenty of material to hurl at the current Democratic frontrunner Christine Quinn. In the morning, Quinn gave a speech outlining her public safety agenda, and stated that she would not support a bill before the City Council that would prohibit racial profiling by the Police Department. During the debate, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was the first to call out… [More]