A sad day. Mayor Bloomberg’s Congestion Pricing Bill has been killed. It was a bloody day in Albany.
There his plan fell to a confluence of local politics and a showdown between a mayor who knew he was right and a Legislature in no mood these days to be pushed around by an aggressive executive.
That about sums it up. Of course state politicians always hate when local municipalities come up to challenge them. So, they have to kick it around until it dies, then they can look like heroes.
I love how people act like Bloomberg has something to gain by passing congestion pricing. Uhhh, hello…he’s a BILLIONAIRE. Billions. The man takes a $1 a year salary. He couldn’t spend all his money if he wanted to.
Ohhh but he’s doing it for his political future. Pleeeeeeease. It’s such a divided issue that he’s not going to gain much political ground. If it were to have passed, and was successful in reducing traffic, pollution, and noise then he should get political credit.