December 19, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio said: "The court's decision clears the way for the Water Board to provide welcome financial relief for more than 664,000 New York homeowners. They can now receive a credit on an upcoming water bill, keeping money in the pockets of hard working New York families. This New Year we can celebrate another critical step towards building a more fair and equitable city."
Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter said: "We are pleased that this state's highest court has declared that the Water Board may lawfully take into account those residents who have been excluded from past rate relief programs."