7 more City Council members joined vote to override Mayor Adams’ How Many Stops Act veto. Why?

When the City Council overrode Mayor Eric Adams’ veto of the “How Many Stops Act” police transparency legislation on Tuesday, it did so with several more votes than the measure originally passed by late last year, despite a fierce lobbying campaign by the mayor.

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams gained seven council members voting in favor of the override who in December went against the measure, abstained or were absent from the proceedings. The shift yielded 42 members voting in favor of the override on Tuesday, up from 35 who went for the two-bill package when it originally passed in December and the 34 votes needed to override a mayoral veto.