How Many Stops Act: City Council Speaker, Mayor make final push on brink of crucial veto override vote

With the City Council set to override Mayor Eric Adams’ veto of the “How Many Stops Act” police reporting bill Tuesday, both council leadership and the mayor made final pitches for and against the measures during Monday interviews and press events.

The council is also set to override the mayor’s veto of another bill to ban the use of solitary confinement in city jails.

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Friday announced she would hold a vote on Jan. 30 to override the mayor’s recent veto of the How Many Stops Act. The council approved the measure with 35 votes — more than enough needed to overrule a mayoral veto — and the speaker said she is “very confident” they will succeed in the override.