From the Angry NYer, who picked up on a Bloomberg Freudian slip (or was it?):
“...New York City government — elected by the people — is what is going to determine what goes on in this city, not any study panel, not any elected officials outside of local city government, and all of this is not helpful in terms of satisfying developers,” the mayor continued.
Again - let’s underline that: “all of this is not helpful in terms of satisfying developers”
In Bloomberg’s mind, debate is evil, planning out a project the right way is evil. Democracy is evil. Instead, in his head, the sole function of the city government is to "satisfy developers". Gee, thanks, you asshole.