March 21, 2011 By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is opposed to renaming the Queensboro Bridge after Ed Koch.
In a letter circulated today, Van Bramer said he would vote against the proposal this week and said “there is no compelling reason to change it.”
The letter comes just days after the Queens Tribune wrote a story about the renaming of the bridge and listed those council members in favor or opposed to the controversial name change.
After polling all 15 members who represent the borough within the Council, the Queens Tribune discovered that less than half of the delegation actively supported renaming the bridge.
In all, six Council members said they would vote in favor of renaming the bridge, six were undecided on the matter (including Van Bramer) and just three held firm stances against the plan.
Despite Van Bramer’s opposition, the city council is still likely to approve the renaming.
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