Bloomberg blamed for congestion pricing’s demise

April 08, 2008 07:37AM

Some politicians say Mayor Michael Bloomberg has only himself to blame for the collapse of his congestion pricing plan. These lawmakers accuse Bloomberg of using heavy-handed tactics to try to force through his plan to charge drivers $8 to enter Manhattan below 60th Street on weekdays. “All politics is relationships, and if he hasn’t built the relationships over time he can’t suddenly create those relationships with 48 hours to go in the process,” said Assemblyman Micah Kellner, a Manhattan Democrat who supported the proposal but complained about Bloomberg’s treatment of legislators. “It just shows that six and a half years into his term, the mayor just does not know how to approach the Legislature.” 


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