Monday, March 31, 2008

City's gone to pot(holes)

The Department of Buildings has six staffers making life-or-death decisions on about 220 cranes operating in the Big Apple, while an obscure mayoral unit employs nearly triple the number of inspectors, earning a lot more money, to police potholes.

As the Street Conditions Observation Unit's army of 15 inspectors goes about its important business of reporting rough streets and graffiti, the understaffed DOB Cranes and Derricks Unit continues to struggle in the wake of a March 15 crane collapse that killed seven people.


POTHOLES OVER CRANE SAFETY

3 comments:

ken said...

$65,000 per year simply to drive about looking for potholes and graffiti? Wow!

Queens Crapper said...

Yeah and to think I report them for free...

ken said...

each of the 15 workers probably reports about no more than 300 potholes per year. Dividing that into $65,000 works out to $217 per spotted pothole. So maybe you might want to send the city a bill, Crappy ;)