Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Environmental Push, W.F.P.’s Subpoena

Here’s more on the Working Families Party getting subpoenaed.

David Chen writes that “if the party is forced into a defensive crouch, candidates may be reluctant to accept its endorsement or support.”

In Copenhagen, “Bloomberg traveled with a photographer, an advance person, his spokesman, a deputy mayor and one of his environmental officials.”

Bloomberg aides are mum on their plans for a charter revision commission, according to Chris Bragg.

Bloomberg said the Kingsbridge vote would have been different if Maria Baez were in attendance.

Gary Larbera notes “In late negotiations that broke down between the Bloomberg administration and City Council, a living wage wasn’t even on the table. Instead, discussions focused on a package of subsidies to bridge the gap between wages typically paid to retail workers and a living wage.”

Oliver Koppell said, “I’m very annoyed at the mayor’s office” because they withdrew a plan to boost pay for some Kingsbridge jobs.

NY1 and the Post notice that Bloomberg wants to revive congestion pricing.

Richard Lipsky can’t wait for that fight, he says: “[Bloomberg] should be a bit more circumspect about bringing back a plan that will dramatize so nicely the gap between his rhetoric and behavior.”

Bloomberg’s air pollution survey makes the cover of Metro.

Jim Dwyer laments, “We are in an era of threadbare ambition.”

Rep. Mike McMahon tells David Freedlander he’s the underdog.

In the MTA funding fight, George Arzt said, school children are being used as “pawns.”

Tish James thinks Lilian Roberts faces ageism and sexism.

Adam Lisberg sees how the Climate Conference is ruining Copenhagen.

McDonald’s will offer free wifi.

And here’s a lengthy video from The New School, about food politics, featuring Christine Quinn.

 

Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Environmental Push, W.F.P.’s Subpoena