No Means No
With re-invigorated energy stemming from successes of beating back recent attempted rate hikes, the Neighborhood Councils are once again standing up to the city and telling them NO means NO!
This time it is Mayor Hahn's efforts to get the Neighborhood Council's to support his May ballot measure to hike the sales tax to pay for more cops. Many councils are complaining of heavy-handed tactics (Daily News). Most of the presentations don't allow for equal time on both sides of the issue and the all important survey they are running around with is as bogus as most online polls. It doesn't even provide the opportunity to oppose the tax in it's entirety.
As we have already posted, there are other alternatives.
The message they are sending is clear. We empowered you. Now do what we say. So much for autonomy of the councils. Ain't democracy grand?