Albany: Down to the Wire

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig will update the status of mayoral control negotiations and the contingency plans being worked on if it expires. Then, Lawrence Levy, Executive Director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra and former columnist for Newsday, to discuss how Long Island and other local communities are preparing for the worst.


Beth Fertig and Lawrence Levy

Comments [6]

Betty Diana Arce from Bronx, NY

Unfortunately NY does not permit the recall of state legislators so what other recourse do we have? To vote him (and the whole bunch)out in November!!

Jun. 30 2009 11:44 AM
Tom from UWS

BTW, I see I'm agreeing with the Tom of post #1 - but we are two people, not one!

Jun. 30 2009 10:31 AM
Tom from UWS

Voters have a recourse, and that is RECALL. If Bronx voters don't organize a recall of Espada themselves, maybe citywide Democrats could do so. We voters have a reason and a rsponsibility to give the Senate a collective shake, rattle and roll.

Recall is an instrument that makes voters part of the democratic "checks and balances" = we should use it more often, and now would seem to be a perfect time..

Jun. 30 2009 10:29 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Let’s not forget the hand of Tom Galasano, the zillionaire, in all of this.

Jun. 30 2009 10:26 AM
Smokey from LES

Does any other city come under the thumb of state government as much as New York?

Jun. 30 2009 10:18 AM
Tom from Upper West Side

Given the mad, egotistical, venal, power-driven meltdown in Albany, why are we not hearing and reading of a massive recall effort. I'm ready to sign up!

Jun. 30 2009 10:10 AM

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