Tom Allon thinks Christine Quinn shouldn't block a bill in order to 'suit the lifestyle of one leader'
10:46 am Sep. 30, 2011
Manhattan Media CEO and often-overlooked 2013 mayoral candidate Tom Allon emailed me this morning to sign on to criticism of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for blocking legislation a disclosure bill that is opposed by Mayor Bloomberg.
The bill would require the mayor to serve official notice whenever he or she travels more than 250 miles away.
"This is a very reasonable bill and I'm quite surprised that Council Speaker Christine Quinn doesn't agree," Allon wrote. "The events of 9-11, or more recently, the blizzard debacle of Dec, 2010, make this requirement hit home and this type of bill is long overdue."
Quinn's spokesman said the Council committee that would handle this matter is too busy looking at other matters.
"The council speaker should not reject bills just to suit the lifestyle of one leader; the speaker needs to think of the people's needs first and I urge her to reconsider bringing this bill to the Council for appropriate debate and a vote," Allon wrote.