Friday, July 11, 2008

Getting rid of dead weight

There is talk in political circles that a commission to be appointed by the mayor to perform a top-to-bottom review of the city charter would seek to curtail the authority of borough presidents and the public advocate, or do away with their positions altogether. Officials say they also are hearing that the commission may attempt to restructure the charter to remove community boards from the often contentious approval process for development projects.

Possible City Charter Overhaul Sparks Anxiety

Here's a gem for you:

"I don't think the public advocate's position is desperately needed by New Yorkers," Council Member John Liu, a possible candidate for public advocate...said.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not that community boards are worth much of a f-----g damn but they do provide a stage for the expression of public outrage to projects being rammed down our throats by our mayoral tyrant (and his EDC)!

The borough presidents do little more than rubber stamp Mayor Monarch's proposed projects either.

But we constituents have an opportunity to squeeze their asses
on the steps of borough hall
and embarrass them in the court of public opinion on issues we disagree with!

Mayor Mike wants to push democracy back into the 17th century with his autocratic impudence!

Can't wait to see the swinging door of politics whack him out of city hall.

I hope he breaks his ass on the front steps just like he's broken all our balls during his miserable two terms in office!

Anonymous said...

Hold on folks!

We'll be rid of our own
"Mayor Dead-weight"soon enough!

Thank G-d for term limits!

Taxpayer said...

The Mighty Midget Commissar Death and Taxes is up to distractions again.

If he actually believed the City Charter needed revising in order to bring about streamlined government operations, why did he wait until now?

A competent manager sweeps things clean at the start, not the end of his term.

This utterly incompetent Commissar has failed at every major effort. His legacy will be Trans-Fats, Banning Smoking, and requiring calorie counts. Wooo! Future generations will swoon at those accomplishments (all of which can be easily undone).

No, this ruthless moron will make every effort to gut the parts of the Charter that stood in his way of Stalinist rule.

Even the dimwit Liu sees the danger of speedy, mass change to the Charter.

This Commissar must be stopped at every turn he makes until he quits or exits when term limits forces his out.

Anonymous said...

If Bloombucks is for change it will be to the benefit of developers. Community Boards have their faults, but I'm old enough to remember that before they existed we, the little people, had even less say. Community Boards should be strengthened with some actual power to do more than merely recommend.

Anonymous said...

"Bloombucks"...I love it...the best alias for him yet!

Anonymous said...

Not that community boards are worth much of a f-----g damn but they do provide a stage for the expression of public outrage to projects being rammed down our throats by our mayoral tyrant (and his EDC)!
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Just barely a whimper on this one old boy. The minutes are scripted and protests are rarely reported accurately in the press.

Anonymous said...

Before Bloomberg was elected I tried to explain to people how a CEO thinks.

Example at one of Cortporations I worked at:

We complained our lunches were being stolen - CEO Solution: "Get rid of the refrigerator" - That is how a CEO thinks.