Michael Bloomberg brushed aside questions about his apparently contentious relationships with incoming city comptroller John Liu, who declined to meet the mayor for coffee, and with a (presumably) emboldened City Council.
At a press conference this morning about expanding 311 to include the MTA, Bloomberg explained Liu’s apparent snub, saying, “Well, he’s been very busy, but we’ll get together. You can rest assure that we will all work together.”
Later, when asked if he was expecting a more hostile City Council, Bloomberg said, “They’re not going to make trouble for us, because ‘us’ is the city. I’m the biggest defender of the City Council.”