term limits

On Mike Bloomberg's Mayoral "win" of Third Term, Plus Eight Articles Worth Reading (Updated: Nine!)

On Mike Bloomberg's Mayoral "win" of Third Term, Plus Eight Articles Worth Reading (Updated: Nine!)

November 4, 2009

Updated 1:29 p.m. Yes, by now everyone knows that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg won his much-desired third term (another four years!) – after overturning voted-in term limits – last night with his $100 million campaign, the complicity of the local media and the lackluster support given by the ‘powers that be’ to the Democratic candidate […]

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On Mike Bloomberg:  Term Limits Apparently Off Limits Topic At Mayoral Press Conferences

On Mike Bloomberg: Term Limits Apparently Off Limits Topic At Mayoral Press Conferences

May 29, 2009

See today’s New York Times article, “In a Term Limits Question, Bloomberg Sees ‘Disgrace,’” with video at the link of yesterday’s press conference. It’s all over the New York press – Daily News, NY1, etc. The Mayor’s a bit testy, eh? From the Times’ article: To the growing list of questions that Mayor Michael R. […]

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Mayor Mike In the News ... You win some, you lose some?

Mayor Mike In the News … You win some, you lose some?

January 14, 2009

Having attended (and reported back on) the federal court hearing around term limits last week in downtown Brooklyn, I am not surprised that Judge Charles P. Sifton ruled in the City’s favor saying the term limit overhaul can stay. I would have been awfully surprised if Judge Sifton, who seemed really tired and troubled (confused […]

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Oral Arguments heard on Term Limits and the "naked ambition" of Mayor Bloomberg and 29 City Council Members yesterday in downtown Brooklyn

Oral Arguments heard on Term Limits and the "naked ambition" of Mayor Bloomberg and 29 City Council Members yesterday in downtown Brooklyn

January 6, 2009

Oral arguments around the Term Limits lawsuit were conducted at the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. Plaintiffs, including NY City Council Members Bill de Blasio, Letitia James, Charles Barron, as well as voters and third party candidates, argue that the City Council’s overturning of two voter referendums violates the First Amendment and due […]

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Court Hearing Challenging NY City Council Term Limits Vote; Opening Arguments Begin Monday, Jan. 5th in Brooklyn

Court Hearing Challenging NY City Council Term Limits Vote; Opening Arguments Begin Monday, Jan. 5th in Brooklyn

January 4, 2009

So, do you remember that lawsuit that NY City Council Members Letitia James, Bill de Blasio, and Charles Barron, as well as Comptroller William Thompson, filed back in November challenging the City Council overturning of voted-in term limits on October 23rd? Well, interestingly enough, opening arguments begin tomorrow, Monday, January 5th at the United States […]

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A Letter from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn re: Term Limits Vote

A Letter from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn re: Term Limits Vote

November 21, 2008

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn sent this letter out yesterday via email to New Yorkers who had contacted her expressing their opposition (prior to the vote) to the City Council overturning of voted-in term limits. Ms. Quinn writes: As I’m sure you now know, on October 23rd the Council voted to extend term […]

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Room 8: The role of bloggers as citizen journalists

Room 8: The role of bloggers as citizen journalists

November 20, 2008

On the day I testified at the City Council term limits public hearing, one of the other panelists was a journalist from a site called Room 8. Room 8 describes itself as: “the imaginary neighbor to New York City Hall’s legendary press room, Room 9. It’s a place for insiders and informed outsiders to have […]

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Lawsuit on Term Limits Filed Today...

Lawsuit on Term Limits Filed Today…

November 11, 2008

The New York Times reports that: “Elected officials, aspiring politicians, public interest groups and average citizens who voted to establish term limits in New York in the 1990s filed a federal lawsuit Monday morning challenging the constitutionality of a law signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last week that extended the limits from a maximum […]

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Game On, Mayor Bloomberg

Game On, Mayor Bloomberg

November 4, 2008

Much focus on the national election today. And a lot of electricity in the air. All warranted of course. But it’s hard not to think that NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg scheduled his signing of the overturning term limits legislation for Monday, November 3rd when he knew that any news reported, today – Election Day […]

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NY1 carrying Mayor Bloomberg's consenting-to-hear-the-people Live NOW

NY1 carrying Mayor Bloomberg's consenting-to-hear-the-people Live NOW

November 3, 2008

Updated 2 p.m. — Public comment ended a little before 2 p.m.  The Mayor signed the extension of term limits bill stating “I feel at this point the public should have a choice.”  Of choosing him, he means.  A NY1 commentator said that the testimony was “split” between for and against but I doubt that […]

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