Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Bloomberg's Bid For Third Term Holds Up
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
New York, NY —
The Mayor and City Councilmembers did nothing wrong when they extended the city's term limits law. That's the word from a federal judge.
The judge ruled against a group of city officials, saying they failed to prove that the mayor and second-term City Council members forced the term extension bill into law for their own personal interests and not the peoples'.
Councilman Bill DeBlasio says the judge got it wrong.
DeBlasio: This was a naked power grab, there's no question about it. It was obviously an effort for certain individuals to maintain their power. So I disagree with his decision.
Reporter: DeBlasio says the plantiffs will most likely take their case to the second circuit court of appeals.