Left Flank Defends Itself on 421-a Bill

City Council members Palma, Yassky and James made the case for their more radical 421-a reform bill on Room 8 on Tuesday.

Most of it will sound familiar to those following the debate, except for the bit about how, “We introduced our bill in part to make it clear to state legislators that a significant number of City Council members supports this position.” In other words, they don’t think they will beat Speaker Christine Quinn, but they want to provide back-up for Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is pushing a similarly radical bill in the state Legislature (and who also happens to be the Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman, and therefore may play a role in Yassky and James’ political futures).

Matthew Schuerman

(via The Daily Politics) Left Flank Defends Itself on 421-a Bill