NYC Council Overrides Mayor's Veto September 29, 2004 -- According to New York City Council's stated meeting report published by the Gotham Gazette, the council met on September 28, 2004, and overrode Mayor Bloomberg's veto. In August, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed city council's bill, Intro 81-A, which sought to ban the installation and sale of alarms that could be motion-activated and sound for longer than three minutes. Intro 81-A closed an existing loophole in the city's current law allowing people to own such alarms. Mayor Bloomberg argued that the bill would ban all car alarms in New York City and could lead to more automobile theft, but the council argues the law is needed to curb noise. "It makes no sense that in a full blown initiative on noise problems in this city the mayor and the administration failed to address blaring car alarms that wake up people at all hours of the night," said Councilmember John Liu. The council overrode the mayor's veto by a vote of 49 to 2.