In a New York Observer article New York City Council Speaker Meeeeelisa Mark-Viverito (as State Senator Gustavo Rivera calls her) showed surprise that the Independent Democratic Conference is showing concern for public housing. In fact the Observer writes that she says that IDC stands for 'I Don't Care'.
The Observer says that the speaker dismissed the Klein report–which surveyed 49 buildings at five developments in each borough, as nothing new. The speaker then said that she and the mayor backed Senator Klein in 2014 for re-election, and that Klein helped secure the much needed state funding for the mayor's P-pre-K program.
Klein spokeswoman Candice Giove is quoted in the Observer article as saying Senator Klein had allocated 3.71 million to upgrade three public housing developments in his district, secured hundreds of thousands of dollars for other NYCHA Houses, and is well aware of the problems in public housing and wants to be a part of the solution.