Council to Bloomberg: More Infrastructure Money

Lew Fidler was the subject of much praise this morning at a breakfast for the New York Building Congress, a construction industry group, because he’s asked Michael Bloomberg for more infrastructure money.
Fidler, as Building Congress President Dick Anderson explained, has been the leading voice in the Council to protest the 30 percent cut in the city’s capital plan, which puts billions each year into the city’s schools, police stations, sewers and other infrastructure. Earlier this month, Fidler got 42 members of the Council to join him in sending a letter to Michael Bloomberg urging him to strike the proposed cuts from next year’s budget.