Category Archives: Scott Stringer

The Fall of Bill de Blasio and the Future of NYC Shelters

The writing is on the wall; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is pretty much done for. He’s now the subject of multiple federal investigations for various types of improper financial relations (including with NYCLASS, who have recently been subpoenaed.) It’s … Continue reading

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Leading Astray: Scott Stringer’s Audit of NYC Animal Care and Control

City Comptroller Scott Stringer recently gave a press conference to present his office’s audit of New York City’s Animal Care and Control (NYCACC or just ACC). He did not hold back on the rhetoric, with lines like “(vaccine) storage practices … Continue reading

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Scott Stringer Under Fire; Spitzer Enters NYC Comptroller Race

I’ve written here repeatedly about Scott Stringer, who authored a document usually referred to just as the “Stringer Report” which has done more than anything I can think of to raise awareness among the political class in New York City … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Today’s Mayoral Forum

I attended today’s forum for NYC mayoral candidates on animal issues in NYC. I was pleasantly surprised to see the forum very well attended by animal activists of all focuses, and this forum was indeed historic: it was attended by … Continue reading

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NYCACC and Political Involvement

I attended the recent New York City Council Health Committee hearing on oversight of New York City Animal Care and Control. I’ll spare you the recap of the meeting because Shelter Reform Action Committee has done their usual excellent job … Continue reading

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Led Astray: Scott Stringer’s Report and the Future of New York City Animal Control

On January 6, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released “Led Astray“, a scathing report on the state of the city’s Animal Care system. I highly recommend reading the report in its entirety, it is worth the read. Led Astray: Reforming … Continue reading

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Because Politics Is Not A Spectator Sport

The New York Mayoral election is coming up fast; the vote will be in 2013. In New York City, the Mayor has enormous power over the city’s animal services. Under a law that dates back to 1894 the Mayor alone … Continue reading

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