Two Plans, One Vote

The Conductor

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is saying he will not vote to approve Moynihan Station until the larger Madison Square Garden swap is worked out.

“I think there has to be a final presentation of the plan that is going to be built in order for us to vote on it,” he said before an event at Ground Zero this morning. “What we were presented with is not the same plan as what we are being asked to vote on.”

The Public Authorities Control board, on which Silver controls one of three votes, postponed a vote on the train station three weeks ago. Asked if he would be willing to wait if negotiations with Madison Square Garden take another year (they started a year ago), Silver replied:

“I’d have to surmise that at some point someone is going to make a determination as to whether this will happen or not.”

Matthew Schuerman Two Plans, One Vote