Panel Stacking

Shortly before Christine Quinn announced her appointment of congestion pricing supporters to a government panel reviewing the issue, one critic warned that any perception of stacking the panel would undermine the panel's credibility.

Assemblyman Rory Lancman, of Queens, said “This is already a plan the public is not happy with. The legislature is not happy with. If there is an impression that the commission is stacked, it will not help the mayor’s efforts to get a congestion pricing scheme."

He added: “If the panel is perceived to be stacked, it doesn’t matter what they recommend."