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Council members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Dan Garodnick are both vying for City Council Speaker.
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.
IMO, there was something of a racist element in the attacks onMelissa Mark Viverito born in Puerto Rico, USA.Her "Caribbean Culture, Voodoo" she is an American citizen by birthas 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 votersto vote for Herman Badillo.
Eric Adams saying that Herman Badillo should have married his own kind.
But it was there.
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?
Wow, I am amazed that Quinn was elected...
@ 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?)
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
Brian just read yesterday's show lineup for Lopate's show....
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.
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