City Council overwhelmingly approves ‘advice-and-consent’ bill expanding its power over mayoral appointments

The City Council wasted no time Thursday in overwhelmingly approving an “advice-and-consent” measure that would give lawmakers significantly more sway in the mayor’s appointments to lead city agencies.

The vote happened even though Mayor Eric Adams is no fan of the legislation, and has made moves that could halt it in its tracks. The vote comes at a time of already-inflamed tensions on both sides of City Hall, and sets the stage for yet another heated battle between the council and the mayor.