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Bronx, NY - Congestion Pricing Critic Announces Bid for City Council

Published on: April 1, 2008 10:37 AM
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Bronx, NY - Within hours of the congestion pricing vote, a Bronx-based opponent of the plan, Ari Hoffnung, sent out an email announcing that he will run for City Council, again.


Hoffnung, who heads the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council, challenged Councilman Oliver Koppell in 2005 and was defeated. This year, Koppell is term-limited.

Koppell voted for congestion pricing yesterday, citing the global environmental crisis. Hoffnung emailed to remind me that he testified against the plan last October.

All of which goes to show that officeseekers, at least, intend to make this vote an issue in the next election. [NYobserver Azi Paybarah ]

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 Apr 01, 2008 at 05:30 PM Charlie Hall Says:

I live in this district! And I agree with Mr. Hoffnung.


 Apr 01, 2008 at 03:51 PM Anonymous Says:

hope people support him .he is willing to go up against the big guys


 Apr 01, 2008 at 03:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Hoffnung will stand up for the working people of NY.

Vote for Hoffnung!


 Apr 01, 2008 at 12:42 PM jj Says:

call the baby by her real name

Christine tax Quinn

dont vote for Christine Quinn she dont care to put a tax of nyc witout putting out a referendum
for all nyc voters to vote for or aganst

she who put a tax of you

pay back for Christine tax Quinn


 Apr 01, 2008 at 12:15 PM Anonymous Says:

It IS a large issue, and the vote in the council was relatively close. There are many New Yorkers against this plan, and you can bet all those who voted for it will be taken to task at election time. (Although many are term-limited - I guess they felt they didn't have much to lose.)


 Apr 01, 2008 at 11:12 AM Anonymous Says:

He should win, as long as he's against that pricing plan.


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