NYCHA’s chairwoman told the Council that the authority is fighting hard to keep federal budget cuts from crippling its operation. Asked what the “worst-case scenario” might look like, she pointed to St. Louis and Chicago.
Bill de Blasio has added significantly to New York’s decades-old effort to protect the undocumented. But when it comes to fully resisting Trump’s aggro enforcement policy, the city’s political will and legal authority are limited.
The mayor has rejected criticism and coverage of his preliminary budget as “disingenuous” and “inaccurate.” When Mike Bloomberg was mayor, Councilman Bill de Blasio often found fault in the budget outline.
In 2004 the island was rezoned to preserve suburban character and restrict population growth. Now islanders have decided they want a thriving downtown as well as quiet streets, so the zoning maps are again open for an edit.
Residents of public housing near the area likely to be rezoned are worried that their community will not benefit from the jobs and housing created by the redevelopment.