Intern Glenna Goldis is once more bravely stationed in City Hall as Michael Blomberg’s term-limits legislation goes to the City Council committee for a vote. (Update: it passed committee unanimously.):
Most of the crowd members this morning are press or aides, but a few diehards citizens are sprinkled around.
Upstairs, Roxanne Delgado from Morris Park expected the legislation to pass today. “Hopefully I’ll be suprised,” she said. She waited eight hours to testify against it at last Thursday’s hearing. She claimed that at that hearing Bloomberg supporters had been “ushered to the front of the line” ahead of her.
Another young woman in the balcony, who asked not to be identified, was keeping tabs on the proceedings for her employer, a nonprofit. She said her office was outraged by the report that Bloomberg pressured nonprofits to testify for him.
Downstairs, bond broker Robert Puca from Prospect Heights broke out laughing during the vote. He wore a “Develop Don’t Destroy” shirt.
“We’re witnessing the trashing of democracy,” said his friend David Galarza of Sunset Park. Both oppose Bloomberg because of development projects in Brooklyn. (Develop Don’t Destroy, of course, is a group that opposes Atlantic Yards.) All planned to attend this afternoon’s vote.