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August 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
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 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
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 | From Reuters
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 | By Patt Morrison
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 | By Tina Susman
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.
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 | By Tina Susman
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 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
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 ?
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.
February 2, 2013 | Geraldine Baum and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol with the determination - and bite - of a bulldog. He steered the city out of bankruptcy and restored its swagger, a one-man cheerleading squad who personified the witty and feisty New Yorker. The three-term mayor of New York and perennial civic combatant, who rallied and riled the city in and out of office with his tenacious style and irrepressible opinions, died Friday of congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital, said his friend and spokesman George Arzt.
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