Leadership

GOVERNOR UPHOLDS GAS CUT-OFF LAW SUPPORTED BY NEW YORK CITY

Issue 8 and Volume 80.

GOVERNOR UPHOLDS GAS CUT-OFF LAW SUPPORTED BY NEW YORK CITY Associations Representing Owners of Old Type Buildings Against Measure— Chief Kenlon Speaks for Ordinance ANOTHER attempt to nullify the City ordinance which requires certain types of buildings in New York City to be equipped with combination automatic and manual cutoff devices on gas supply services has failed. Gov. Alfred E. Smith, after listening to heated argument presented by those for and those against repealing the gas cut-off law, vetoed a bill which had been passed and sent to him by the legislature. The bill had for its purpose the allocation from the municipal authorities to the state Public Service Commission, of the power and responsibility to order and enforce the installation of such gas cut-off devices. The bill further provided that in any event the installation charges for such gas cut-off devices shall not be paid for by the property…

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