Doug Muzzio is putting his money on Christine Quinn and the congestion pricing supporters in the Council. According to Muzzio, a political science professor at Baruch College, it is less about the substantive pitch Quinn is making, and more about the strategic decision members make to avoid becoming one of her enemies.
Muzzio told me, “Those people who are wishy-washy, I would bet most of them go to the pro-side, Chris’ side. She controls the institutional agenda, she controls the perks. Why piss her off?”