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The City Haul: Bloomberg Vetoes Parking Meter Grace Period

By Heather Grossmann | December 9, 2009 11:56am

By Heather Grossmann

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the City Council's bill to give driver's a 5-minute grace period after meters expire. The Council is expected to overrule his veto on Dec. 21. [nytimes.com]

Service cuts are back on the table as the MTA tries to make up for its budget shortfall, and Mayor Bloomberg warns transit chief Jay Walder that he has his work cut out for him. [nydailynews.com]

The mayor and his aides are off to Copenhagen next week for the climate summit. [nytimes.com]

City officials are cracking down on toy guns that look like the real thing. [nydailynews.com]

The guilty verdict returned in former Senate leader Joe Bruno's trial is bringing various ethics laws up for review in Albany — again. [nypost.com]

The Obama administration gave the city a hefty wad of homeland security cash to combat terrorism. [nydailynews.com]

The Times' says the mayor's skirmish with D.A. Morgenthau isn't his only recent tussle with city law enforcement agencies. Bloomberg also picked a losing battle with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over the AG's request for records from the Economic Development Corporation. [nytimes.com]

The mayor is throwing his weight behind free fitness for New Yorkers — he's recruiting personal trainers to give free workout classes in neighborhoods with high rates of obesity. [nypost.com]