Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion—and the approval process that made it possible—is a point of contention in the competitive race for Manhattan borough president.
Manhattan borough president
With the Democratic primary for local elections coming up on September 10, the fields of the most competitive local races are starting to develop.
While the four candidates share similar policy positions, they outlined different areas of focus as well as a range of diverse experiences.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who plans to run for mayor, does not support the bill because of concerns that it could cause businesses to cut jobs, and she has not allowed it to be voted on.
Julie Menin, CC ’89, hopes to use her experience as chair of Community Board 1 as she runs for Manhattan borough president.
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