Which side are you on?
It used to be there were only two ways to swing on City Council - you were either with the mayor or you weren't.The reality of the need to get things done sometimes demands an end to grandstanding, but recent end-of-term shenanigans (ahem) leave room for new tensions between Council and mayor . . .
But as Council breaks for the summer after nine months of debate on issues such as government ethics, the once-established boundaries of political alliances have blurred - and the Council that has emerged is one where anything goes.
(This article is a good recap of recent bills and players, for those just starting to pay attention.)