There are reports of Mayor elect Bill deBlasio calling up council members to ask them to support Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for Speaker comes January. However it appears that the Democratic County Leaders of the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens have another person they might want to see as the speaker of the City Council, that being Councilman Dan Garodnick.
Those who want Mark-Viverito have counted up 26 of the 51 votes for the speakers position, but the three county leaders say that they have around 30 of the 51 votes needed to elect a new speaker. We may have to wait until the results of vote by the new City Council members is tallied before we know just who will be the next speaker of the City Council is. I suspect a little horse trading or calling ones bluff will take place before the vote.