Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/24/17

Tenants' PAC
Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

Daily News: City Council bill would create independent commission to decide where new homeless shelters should be located

Shelly Nortz: City Council's Fair Share amendment would hamper NYC's ability to shelter homeless New Yorkers (City & State)

State of Politics: Hedge Clippers detail political giving by hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb, who made racist attack on Andrea Stewart-Cousins, call for all pols to return money (with link to full Hedge Clippers report) 

Capitol Confidential: Board of Elections enforcement counsel sues to dissolve illegal IDC campaign committees operated with the Independence Party
New York Post on Board of Election lawsuit against the IDC illegal campaign funds

New York Times: Bill de Blasio & Sal Albanese in first Democratic primary mayoral debate

Gotham Gazette: Five key moments from first Democratic primary mayoral debate

State of Politics: Reacting to news that casino revenue is falling short of estimates, Cuomo urges patience
Jimmy Vielkind: Smiling, unscripted Andrew Cuomo actually mixes with crowds at state fair (Politico NY)

New York 1 News: With focus on subway system meltdown, advocates call for fixing the struggling bus system
New York Times: De Blasio & top aides used personal email accounts for city business, in violation of city guidelines
Ben Max: Mayoral campaign a dud, short on substance, long on personal attacks (Daily News)
Newsday: Albanese, Dietl & Malliotakis attack absent Bill de Blasio at Queens mayoral forum
Ross Barkan: Malliotakis attacks de Blasio's affordable housing plan but has no real plan of her own (Village Voice)
The Real Deal: U.S. Treasury Dept. finally adds teeth to LLC disclosure rule, will require naming investors who purchase luxury real estate through LLCs
City & State: As speaker race heats up, gender disparity in City Council on display
Daily News: Francisco Moya accused of claiming two primary residences, one outside the City Council district

Daily News: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland endorses Francisco Moya to replace her on City Council

Manhattan Express: Candidates for Upper West Side City Council seat debate

State of Politics: WFP endorses Brian Kavanagh for Daniel Squadron's state senate seat

New York Times editorial: Democratic Party leaders should give voters the say on who replaces David Greenfield, Daniel Squadron & Denny Farrell
The Real Deal: NYS no longer providing tax-exempt bonds for 80-20 projects, will focus on 100% affordable developments

Manhattan Express: Investor trying to force last tenant out with construction-as-harassment, lack of repairs

Kings County Politics: Simcha Felder staffer tells constituent that Charlottesville driver who mowed down pedestrians was a Hillary Clinton supporter

New York Magazine/ProPublica: Is anybody home at Ben Carson's HUD?

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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