The unlikely face-off for a district leader spot between a sitting senior Congressman and a longtime Councilmember will be decided next weekend.
Both Congressman Ed Towns, a 15-term congressman from Central Brooklyn, and Erik Martin Dilan, a nine-year veteran of the City Council, will stand before Brooklyn’s district leaders May 18 at the Stars and Read More
Brooklyn Inside Baseball
Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns said today that the only thing that could keep him from winning his son’s seat as district leader is a bloc of at-large committee members, who were appointed by county chair Vito Lopez last year.
“Well, it’s a difficult task because of the fact that they have all these at-large members,” Read More
The Back Back Room
Yesterday a reader forwarded me the email that Congressman Ed Towns sent out to Broolyn’s district leaders informing them of his desire to stand for the seat that his son Darryl is vacating.
From: Ed Towns <XXXX@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM
Subject: 54th District Leadership
To: XXXX@gmail.com Read More
Congestion pricing just passed the City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation, 6-4. Members who voted in favor included Maria Baez, Melissa Viverito, Larry Seabrook, Joel Rivera, Mike McMahon and Hiram Monserrate. Those opposed included Lew Fidler, Joe Addabbo and Erik Dilan.
It goes to the full council tonight.
On March 8, The New York Times published a survey of where some of the City Council’s 51 members stood on congestion pricing. At the time, 20 were against, 12 were for, and 19 were either undecided or did not respond to the survey.
More recently, Lew Fidler, an opponent of the measure, Read More
More evidence (if any were needed) of continuing uncertainty among Democrats about Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow three tiers of driver’s licenses: two, for citizens, which will meet federal standards for identification, and a third, for documented and undocumented residents, that won’t.
Inez Dickens, a Democrat from Manhattan and Majority Read More
The trading of committee seats and leadership posts in the City Council is already pitting the people who make the Speaker — the county leaders — against some of the new Speaker’s longtime allies.
Michael McKee, who runs the tenant group Tenants & Neighbors, just called up to denounce the notion — floated, but not Read More