Mayor de Blasio calls on City Council to pass paid-vacation proposal

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City councilmembers, who'll have to hold hearings and write formal legislation in order to make the ideas reality seemed generally supportive. And the city's strict campaign finance laws do not allow for spending campaign cash on legal woes.

In his sixth annual State of the City speech, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday morning exclaimed that the city would seize the buildings of the "worst landlords".

"There has to be a way to pay for it, and if you are a public servant, there's just no way to handle it".

In the lead-up to his address, de Blasio introduced two new initiatives for his administration this year.

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New York City employers must stay tuned as the Mayor's proposal winds its way through the legislative process.

The potential flood of new patients would be coming into the purview of a health care system that's spent years operating under a chronic shortage of primary care providers - a long-running challenge City & State documented last October. If implemented, New York City would be the first jurisdiction in the country to mandate paid personal time for employees. As the New York Post reported, the bill was introduced by Council Member Ben Kallos, who represents parts of Manhattan, but also now chairs the Council's Land Use Subcommittee on Planning Dispositions and Concessions, which has oversight over the sale or lease of city-owned land to developers.

Some critics called the mayor's proposal costly for businesses.

Kim noted that a 2016 study commissioned by New York City comptroller's office found that 1.5 million city residents, or 58 percent of the city's private-sector workforce, were not covered by workplace retirement programs. Currently, the following districts have 3K: District 4 (East Harlem), District 5 (Harlem), District 7 (South Bronx), District 16 (Bedford-Stuyvesant), District 23 (Brownsville), District 27 (Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Rockaways).