Bring in Da Noise...
Bring in Miller's Funk
Winnie Hu reports in today's New York Times about the on-again, off-again, on-again noise code negotiations. She cites the legislation as the last major item remaining on Mayor B's legislative agenda from his first term.
And then takes a nose dive into Speaker Miller's noise code political posturing. Some now believe that, due in part to term limits, Miller is seeking one last hoorah before his quickly nearing departure from the Council. Though when he was running for Mayor, Gifford had not intention of letting this bill see the light of day.
Robert Bookman, lawyer for the New York Nightlife Association appeared not too sympathetic of Miller's plight:
"We're now on the right track," he said. "The process is starting to work. It should not be cut short. There's no midnight deadline here. No one's going to turn into a pumpkin."