Saturday, December 28, 2013

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Swearing in With Future Speaker in Attendance

  Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was officially sworn into office for his second term as the New York City Council Member for Council District 10 (Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill). Council Member Rodriguez was joined by expected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, as well as community leaders in the area. City Clerk Michael McSweeny administered the oath of office and Councilman Rodriguez paid the $9.00 Fee for the swearing in. 
  I asked Councilwoman Mark-Viverito about her future plans since she will only have one term of four years left, while the Mayor, City Comptroller, and Public Advocate will be incumbents running for their second terms when she is term limited out of office. Future Speaker Mark-Vivirito said "That not why I am in this game". We also spoke about the Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Carl Heastie supporting her opponent Councilman Dan Garodnick. The answer to that was Councilman Ritchie Torres is her favorite Bronx Council Delegation member, and Councilwoman Mark-Viverito just smiled when I repeated the Bronx Democratic County Leaders name.

Left - Council members Rodriguez and Mark-Viverito go over a few things before Councilman Rodriguez is sworn in for a second term. 
Right - Councilman Rodriguez has only high praise for his choice to be the next Speaker of the City Council Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito.


Left- State Senator Adriano Espaillat gets to say a few words before the swearing in.
Right - Councilman Rodriguez is being sworn in to his second term in office.


Left - City Clerk Michael McSweeny signs that he has administered the oath of office to Councilman Ydinas Rodriguez.
Right - Councilman Rodriguez also signs as the city clerk counts the $9.00 fee paid.


Left - Future Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tells the crowd that she is proud to have Councilman Rodriguez on her side.
Right - Councilwoman Mark-Viverito and the city clerk go over their schedules to see what day both have open so he can swear her in.


  1. Some good news: Carmen Farina, a former deputy city schools chancellor, is expected to be tapped by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio as the next education boss. She is a veteran educator who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.

    1. Golly Gee.
      I said that on December 10th, and you can check this blog archive for "Will Carmen Farina be the Next Schools Chancellor"?.
      However let's see if her baggage keeps her on the plane.
      Also lets hear her explanation of the Schools Department of Investigation of how a now former Brooklyn principal and his teacher wife who lived in New Jersey were able to get their child into Farina's old middle school in Brooklyn.
      I don't see Farina long as chancellor.