In an interview on “Inside City Hall” last night, Gyrory said, “I thought last week his joking about the fourth term and term limits hurt her more than the phone call. That term-limits question is not a joking matter to primary voters. The polling data is replete. They thought it was a mistake. They didn’t like that their two referendums were so summarily overturned by the City Council. And they also have a sense that there has been a drift in this administration and has not been as on top of things as it was [in] its first two.
The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of this program. Obviously, we are a nation of laws and the ultimate decision of the highest appellate court hearing the case will be enforced by the city. That has not yet occurred, and the question is, who among the mayoral aspirants supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time with respect to the stop-and-frisk program?
City Councilman Dan Garodnick said City Comptroller John Liu’s troubles “have made it impossible to get some very important initiatives done.” Those initiatives include realigning the management of the five public pension funds, and auditing city agencies. The audits that “are being done are being viewed entirely in a political lens,” Garodnick said.
Knowing in the back of your mind that the guy you work with is also someone you theoretically cover, it’s a challenge,” Lisberg said. “I have told Tom as much. He knows that, that’s no secret and I’m not going to say otherwise because that would be denying reality. That said, it is certainly not the reason why I’m leaving.