I emailed you 9 months ago regarding a DEP worker who uses a DEP vehicle to pick up his daughter from P.S. 144. I've seen him do this countless times since then and have reported him to the DOI with no response. Yesterday he and his wife drove to the school to pick up their daughter and he had the audacity to block a fire hydrant. I have the same concerns as before: our tax dollars are paying for the gas, the depreciation of the vehicle, and his time (although not in this instant, because if his wife was with him, I sure hope he wasn't on the clock). And as commenters pointed out last time, it's illegal for him to have non-city employees in the car with him. Imagine the city's liability if he should get into an accident with this vehicle, whether he's on the clock or not.
It's disgusting that cost of living in NYC is going up up up and the quality of services is going down (or disappearing entirely). If they could weed out some of the lower-level corruption such as this, maybe they can find money to keep firehouses open or to continue providing children with student MetroCards, etc.
Attached are pictures of the family enjoying a life on the taxpayers' dime.
Thanks for listening and keep up the good work.