Council Speaker 101

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The new city council convenes today and picks a speaker. Sally Goldenberg, senior reporter at Capital New York, talks about the race, and explains the speaker's powers and how they're changing.



Sally Goldenberg

Comments [7]

DTorres from Manhattan

IMO, there was something of a racist element in the attacks on
Melissa Mark Viverito born in Puerto Rico, USA.
Her "Caribbean Culture, Voodoo" she is an American citizen by birth
as are all Puerto Ricans born in Puerto Rico.

The naming of her real estate properties
like she wasn't suppose to own them.

The racist campaign against Melissa Mark Viverito did not
descend to the level of 1937 Abe Beame Mayoral Campaign sending
Salsa Bands on trucks into all White neighborhoods urging voters
to vote for Herman Badillo.

Eric Adams saying that Herman Badillo
should have married his own kind.

But it was there.

Jan. 08 2014 05:26 PM
Jake S from Harlem

Martin, why do you even listen to the show and post here? You clearly hate the host, the guests, the topics of discussion, and everyone on this board?

Also, your obsession with Bill de Blasio's former name is kind of weird. Is it supposed to be some deep dark secret like you people think Obama's middle name is?

Jan. 08 2014 11:36 AM
antonio from baySIde

Wow, I am amazed that Quinn was elected...

Jan. 08 2014 10:48 AM

@ Sara: No need for someone else to preside - the new Council, whose members' term started January 1st like the Mayor's, is convening today for the first time. (What, you didn't get the first week of your new job as paid vacation too?)

Jan. 08 2014 10:48 AM
Sara from Greenpoint

So who presides in this period without a Speaker? the Public Advocate? sad to see you brian even mention hexes and such...

Garodnick donated thousands to many council members as a broad for their support, including to Arroyo in the middle of her election fraud trial

Jan. 08 2014 10:39 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Brian just read yesterday's show lineup for Lopate's show....

Jan. 08 2014 10:38 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from SUNSHINE STATE

Wait, wait ... don't tell me ..... Warren Wilhelm and the Hard Left city council are going to anoint Melissa Viverito, a former SEIU union advocate and negotiator, to lead a city council that is supposed to represent the citizens in ... agreements with SEIU union advocates and negotiators.

Wow, you people here are as dumb as your posts suggest you to be.
What's next ... Hillary Clinton for President? Oh, never mind.

Jan. 08 2014 10:08 AM

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