Pricing Bill Appears in Albany; Bloomberg and Paterson Meet

From The Daily Politics:

While members of the City Council haven’t seen it, a congestion pricing bill drafted by the Bloomberg administration has popped up in Albany over the last 24 hours, although it does not yet have a sponsor and hasn’t been introduced.

Here is a PDF of the 41-page bill (caution: it’s a large file). Liz Benjamin at TDP got a copy from Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, along with requisite commentary (he calls it "regressive" and "unfair").

As of 2:30 this afternoon, Benjamin said, the City Council had not seen the bill.

Also, the mayor and the governor had a meeting this afternoon, reports the Politicker, where they were "presumably talking about things like congestion pricing and the state budget."

  • Pat

    note the bit on the last page:
    “ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED” “earned income tax credit”

    while Brodsky’s charges of “regressive” have never held water (what’s regressive about charging the wealthiest commuters and using the money to improve transit, the mode of the masses?) this ostensible hand-out to “low income motorists” (an oxymoron, what with parking being so expensive) will make his bs even more porous.

  • And the “Port Authority language” which likely means they have not resolved the New Jersey issue…

  • Dave

    I have said it beofre and feel I need to say ot again:

    BRODSKY IS EVIL AND A CITY-HATER

    He only cares about his wealthy constituents who pay nothing to the city to work here or drive here.

    Why don’t we see more about his questionable ties to the city parking garage owners? Why don’t we see a CP advocate publicly spank him for his city-hating views?

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