Fiscal Praise for Bloomberg and the Council

There are some ongoing tech issues at City Hall contributing to today's slow rate of posting, in addition to the inconvenient fact that all the (ongoing!)negotiations about congestion pricing are happening behind closed doors.

In the meantime, though, there’s this: state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivering a measure of unadulterated praise for Michael Bloomberg and the City Council. In a report touting the fact the city has a $4.7 billion surplus, DiNapoli said, "Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council have done a great job of managing this windfall,” and “Clearly, there will be challenges in the coming fiscal years, but the City is well-positioned largely because of steps taken over the past two budget cycles.”

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