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.
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...
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.
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.
December 17, 2010 |
In the 1931 satirical musical "Of Thee I Sing," a politician is advised by his party's bosses that if he really isn't running for president, he should stop denying he's running ? only a real candidate does that. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York and one of the richest men in America, made such a denial in the last week. He also gave a major economic address, appeared on a network talk show, got top billing at a political meeting, and saw his powerful media company launch an opinion section, offering a whole new platform for his views ?
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.
January 7, 2008 |
Here's the billion-dollar question about this city's billionaire mayor: Is he going to run for president, or what? The discussion is playing out on tabloid pages, on radio and television talk shows, and in cafes and bookstores across New York, where everyone seems to have an opinion about the presidential election. And if Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg jumps into the race, they say it will get even more interesting. "The conversation is, 'Oh, my God, is he going to do this?'
December 22, 2002 |
Michael R. Bloomberg, 60, is New York's 108th mayor. He took office Jan. 1, succeeding Rudolph W. Giuliani. Bloomberg has spent much of his first year grappling with a major budget crisis -- a municipal deficit now estimated at more than $6 billion for next year, caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as a downturn in the national economy and setbacks suffered by Wall Street firms.
November 6, 2005 |
Less than two years ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was struggling to win New Yorkers' approval. Most voters did not like the job he was doing. Nearly 60% polled said they wouldn't want to have Thanksgiving dinner with him. Today, the billionaire Republican enjoys solid approval ratings from voters in both parties and is expected to thrash his Democratic opponent, Fernando Ferrer, in Tuesday's mayoral election.