City Council Planning Lawsuit Over Homeless Shelter Policy
City Council plans to try and stop a new policy from the Mayor's administration that would require homeless people to prove they have nowhere else to go before they can be admitted into a shelter. Council Speaker Christine Quinn described the policy as "cruel and punitive"; the pending suit represents the first in Quinn's six-year tenure as speaker, according to the Times.
The new, more stringent homeless policy was supposed to take effect this month but was postponed because of a lawsuit from the Legal Aid Society.
The Council's General Welfare Committee will vote today on whether to mount a suit. Councilmembers are expected to vote in favor. The lawsuit would accuse the mayor's administration of not providing enough public notice of the new policy, which is legally required.
Kate Taylor notes that Quinn, who will probably run for mayor, "is under pressure from liberals to differentiate herself from the mayor."
New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings
TicketsTue., Jan. 24, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 7:30pm
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. Butler Bulldogs Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:30pm
Go to Runnin' Scared for more Voice news coverage.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.