HOUSEKEEPING:In order to pass the bill, the mayor must win votes from the pan-blue camp, which has a majority on the Taipei City Council, by one vote
Date: Jun 21, 2015
By: Tsai Ya-hua / Staff reporter
Independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) proposal to establish a Taipei-owned public housing corporation remains stalled, with the Taipei City Council’s first regular session scheduled to end today, but action yet to be taken on four other high-priority acts.
The proposal has been viewed as a touchstone for evaluating the relationship between the council and City Hall, due to the importance of the project to Ko, who promised to implement large-scale construction of new public housing during his first term.
Following the city government’s request to add two special sessions to allow more time for the passage of proposed legislation, the council has agreed to one special session, moving its recess date to July 1. [FULL STORY]