December 30, 2007 |
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans, who will join him in challenging the major-party contenders to spell out their plans for forming a "government of national unity" to end gridlock in Washington. Others who will be at the Jan.
August 30, 2002 |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg must sell at least $45 million in publicly traded stock and his interest in a hedge fund to comply with the city's conflict-of-interest laws, a panel ruled Thursday. The Conflict of Interest Board ruled that Bloomberg's stake in companies that do business with the city violated the City Charter. The mayor was ordered to sell his holdings in about 95 publicly traded stocks within 90 days. "Because Mr.
December 12, 2002 |
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reached agreement with City Council leaders Wednesday on a compromise measure that would ban smoking in nearly all bars and restaurants. The mayor won the council's support only after scaling back his original proposal, which called for a total smoking ban in such facilities.
December 11, 2002 |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who earlier this year vowed to improve the city's crumbling public schools, set his sights Tuesday on another perennial Big Apple headache -- affordable housing. The businessman-turned-mayor announced at a gathering of housing developers, owners and managers that over the next five years, New York City would seek more than $3 billion to purchase 27,000 new homes and preserve 38,000 others.
April 24, 2013 |
This Los Angeles mayoral election isn't exactly setting the city's electorate on fire. Nor the world, for that matter. It's so low key that I was surprised to see a very focused piece in the Guardian, Britain's liberal national newspaper -- an intense analysis of the methodology of a Times-USC poll about a race that even the candidates' hometown isn't paying much attention to. Former Mayor Sam Yorty once told me, in what I think was the last...
September 11, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- New Yorkers awoke Wednesday still uncertain over who would be their Democratic nominee for mayor as primary results showed front-runner Bill de Blasio clinging to the lead needed to avoid a runoff, even as his rival vowed to keep fighting. William Thompson, who was in second place and who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2009 against Michael Bloomberg, was upbeat late Tuesday as returns indicated that he would face De Blasio in a runoff next month. "We took Mike Bloomberg on, and we almost beat him," a broadly grinning Thompson told supporters near midnight Tuesday, referring to his failed mayoral bid four years earlier.
January 24, 2003 |
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declared Thursday that higher taxes and tighter belts are better than a return to the high crime and grim fears of years past. The mayor's comments came in the traditional "State of the City" address in which he outlined his plans for his second year in office and made light of recent polls showing his popularity declining. "Where are the pollsters when I need them?" he asked in response to a loud round of applause.
January 2, 2002 |
Michael R. Bloomberg was sworn in as New York's 108th mayor Tuesday, vowing to help the city recover from the World Trade Center attacks but warning residents that tough economic times lie ahead. Standing in front of an enormous American flag draped across the facade of City Hall, Bloomberg, 59, began his inaugural speech by praising his predecessor, Rudolph W. Giuliani, who got a standing ovation from the crowd of 4,000 dignitaries.
November 7, 2001 |
In a bitterly contested mayoral election that will determine New York's response to the World Trade Center attacks for years to come, Republican media mogul Michael Bloomberg won a stunning upset victory Tuesday over Democrat Mark Green. The stakes have rarely been higher for the city, and voters had a clear choice between Bloomberg, a political neophyte with proven business skills, and Green, the public advocate and a savvy career politician. Mayor Rudolph W.
August 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Five Democrats fighting to become the city's next mayor sparred over housing costs, police tactics and term limits at their first debate Tuesday evening, but they agreed on one thing: They don't want to talk about Anthony Weiner's sex life anymore. The televised debate came hours after release of a new poll that showed the roller coaster ride of the candidates since Weiner, who was forced to resign his congressional seat in June 2011 over a sexting scandal, entered the race in May. Weiner, who once led the Democratic field, now is in fourth place, with support from only 10% of likely Democratic primary voters, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.