Sunday, May 11, 2008

$2.1M taxpayer funds toward Bloomie legacy

Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall legacy has a price, and it's $2.1 million.

That's how much the mayor included in his recent budget proposal to spend on a massive charter reform that, depending on various theories floating around, will try to:

a) Allow Bloomberg to run for a third term.

b) Do away with the public advocate or borough presidents.

c) Remake the way development deals and zoning changes are done in the city.

d) Turn some signature Bloomberg projects, such as PlaNYC, into permanent goals.

e) Streamline a 300-page document filled with minute and redundant dictates.

The cost is twice what the last Charter Revision Commission spent in 2005.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a) This was rejected -- twice.

b) All for it.

c) Yes, but I am sure they won't change it for our benefit.

d) There is no way you are getting away with forcing your agenda on the next mayor.

e) The govt is based on these types of documents.