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Entries Tagged as 'Marcus Brown'

“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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A Report From The Trenches, WPCA Scrutiny Leads To Roar Of Reform

April 27th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sludge is a messy business in more ways than one. The Water Pollution Control Authority is charged with overseeing the city’s treatment and processing of waste water. Understanding the machinations of the agency’s collection process is also messy. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, who is providing pro bono guidance to a City Council committee […]

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WPCA Weighs City Council Moratorium On Foreclosures–Lopez, Klein Scrutinize Collection Practices

April 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the Water Pollution Control Authority is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon regarding the City Council’s 180-day moratorium on foreclosures. The authority will hear a presentation by the City Attorney’s Office where foreclosure action is initiated. It raises a question: what happens when the will of the council bumps against the […]

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City Council Issues Moratorium On Sewer Fee Foreclosures

April 13th, 2018 · 62 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update, includes resolution language. If you are subject to foreclosure action by the Water Pollution Control Authority, you’ve been given a 180-day reprieve to work something out. That, at least, is the perspective of the City Council that voted almost unanimously Wednesday night following a public hearing to place a moratorium on foreclosures regarding tardy sewer-fee […]

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Mayor To Submit Budget To Council

March 30th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. […]

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Sludge Fight: Council Considers Moratorium On Sewer Bill Collections

March 28th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom Mulligan, way back in the day, referred to City Council meetings as the “Monday night fights.” Well, seems like the poop is really flying now between members of a council committee and City Attorney’s Office over Water Pollution Control Authority collections.

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Big Night For Testa And Ganim–Pereira’s Insurgent Slate Loses, Black Rock Challengers Fall

March 7th, 2018 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Insurgents came up well short Tuesday trying to take out seasoned campaigners in Democratic Town Committee primaries. A slate led by 138th District Leader Maria Pereira has lost all nine seats to a coalition aligned with Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa in the Upper East Side, according to unofficial returns. Testa spent most of his day in the […]

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Dragging Out Voters In Town Committee Wars, Flexing ABs In The Rock

March 6th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Voters have been identified. Now it’s time to place last-minute calls, door knocks, lit drops and social media blasts. And oh, remind voters to send in their absentee ballot. Those could be pivotal. On Tuesday registered Democrats in 6 of 10 districts will decide the makeup of the 90-member Democratic Town Committee the next two […]

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