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NYC Council Vote On Bill Of Rights Resolution Postponed

The NYC Council postponed its vote on NYC’s Bill of Rights Resolution — Resolution 909 — until January 21, 2004.

In the morning, the Governmental Operations Committee, chaired by Bill Perkins, voted the resolution out of committee by a much larger margin than expected, 7-2. In the afternoon Speaker Gifford Miller publicly affirmed his strong support for the resolution and made a commitment to bring the resolution to a vote at the Council’s first meeting of 2004.

The reason given for the postponement was the breaking news regarding the capture of Saddam Hussein. Several strong supporters of the resolution expressed concern that a vote for the resolution would be misunderstood or misrepresented, or both.

We will be publicizing the next steps needed to ensure passage of the resolution in January.

Click here to read more on the NYCBORDC web site.

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