More than one way for Bloomberg to block a police oversight bill

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Dilan and Bloomberg. (Picture the Homeless and Getty)
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Michael Bloomberg was always going to find it hard to find any councilmembers willing to change sides to help him kill two police oversight bills he plans to veto.

The bills, which are strongly opposed by the mayor and police commissioner Ray Kelly, passed with veto-proof majorities.

But the mayor may have happened upon a solution: instead of changing a yes vote to a no vote, he'd simply remove one yes vote from the equation altogether.

According to Celeste Katz, Bloomberg is reportedly "supporting" Erik Dilan, a term-limited councilman from Brooklyn, to fill a long-vacant top job at the New York City Board of Elections. If Dilan gets the job, it could deny the Council a vote it requires to override Bloomberg's veto of one of the bills, which passed with exactly the 34 votes needed to override.

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Bloomberg has long criticized the city's Board of Elections as an incompetently run patronage mill. Shuttling a councilman over to the board for tactical reasons would be an unlikely means of reforming it.

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"You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we're talking about is over a year ago." — Anthony Weiner


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