City Council “Progressives” Want Your Budget Advice

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If you find yourself with a little downtime, check out this survey from the City Council Progressive Caucus, looking for input on budget priorities for FY 2011.

Questions ask explicitly about bridge tolls and ending the parking tax exemption for Manhattan
residents
. There’s also an open-ended space to, say, suggest measures like road pricing and
performance parking. 

Let’s make sure council "progressives" (all 12 of them) are pushing for equity in transportation costs and spending.

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