The last caller into Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio appearance with John Gambling this morning asked, more or less, if the city still needs five borough presidents.
Bloomberg defended the borough presidents, calling them effective "cheerleaders." He also said the offices bring a more local perspective to city politics that can be helpful to the mayor and citywide officials.
If it were up to him, the mayor said, "I say keep them.”
Bloomberg Says: Keep the Borough Presidents
We're wasting money to employ "cheerleaders"? Good heavens! That might not be water he's drinking...