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Council speaker hosts town hall as Mayor de Blasio avoids them for national spotlight

Added 09-18-19 12:13:02am EST - “Mayor de Blasio hasn't hosted a single town hall for New Yorkers this year ?" and Council Speaker Corey Johnson is filling the void.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Council speaker hosts town hall as Mayor de Blasio avoids them for national spotlight”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mayor de Blasio hasn’t hosted a single town hall for New Yorkers this year – and Council Speaker Corey Johnson is filling the void.

Johnson held a town hall with fellow Manhattan Democrat Councilman Keith Powers on Tuesday night, his third since becoming speaker in January 2017.

The last town hall de Blasio attended was a televised forum hosted by CNN as part of his presidential campaign.

Hizzoner hasn’t had a public town hall since Dec. 19, 2018, around the time he began flirting with a bid for the White House.

De Blasio only started hosting the events in 2015 after caving to pressure for a venue for the public to question him and other city officials.

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