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City Hall Trying to ‘Sabotage’ Council Hearing With Early Report
The New York Observer
Azi Paybarah

May 11, 2011
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A City Councilman says the mayor’s administration is trying to “sabotage” a long-awaited Council hearing tomorrow about a controversial bill requiring a “living wage” for workers at projects that get public subsidies.

Councilman Brad Lander of Brooklyn said the Economic Development Corporation’s decision to release only the executive summary of their report late Monday night is “very suspicious timing.”

“This release came just a few days before a City Council hearing on the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, legislation that the study was clearly designed to discredit,” said Lander in a statement. “The full study won’t even be released until this summer but the EDC couldn’t wait to try to sabotage the Council hearing and cast doubt on legislation that thousands of New Yorkers support.”