Mayor Bloomberg is poised to veto the bill (the way he did with the prevailing wage bill last week) but the Council will be ready to override that veto. How does that work? Here's what the City Council's procedures say:
If the Mayor disapproves/vetoes the bill, he or she must return it to the City Clerk with his or her objections to the Council by the next scheduled Stated Meeting.
The Council then has 30 days to override the Mayoral veto.
If the Council does repass the bill by a vote of two-thirds of all Council Members (at least 34 members), it is then considered adopted and becomes a local law.
If the Mayor does not sign or veto the bill within 30 days after receiving it from the Council, it is considered approved automatically.
At yesterday's press conference, Quinn stormed off after someone called Bloomberg a "pharoah"—Quinn explained it was rude to call names at someone who disagreed with them. But Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who, like Quinn, is eyeing a mayoral run, said of Quinn's apparent defense of Bloomberg, "Here you have a crowd of folks who believe in living wage. They’re angry; they’re energized to create change. Of course they’re going to feel angry at Mayor Bloomberg... I think she has to realize on an issue like this ... the mayor is in the wrong place."