Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Turn over the data, Bloomie!

From the NY Post:

Mayor Bloomberg was ordered this morning to release a scathing analysis of the city's perpetually troubled 911 and emergency-dispatch systems.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, after a 30-minute hearing, told city lawyers they have one week to turn over a copy of the so-called "911 CPR" analysis and all drafts of the document. Engoron dismissed the city's objections and said City Hall cannot keep the report from the public.

"I trust the city is not going to obfuscate," Engoron said, concluding the hearing.
Afterward, as he drafted his order, the judge even mocked city lawyers awaiting his official ruling, saying: "This is just a draft. I can't reveal it."

The Post last week first reported the existence of the damning report -- officially called "911 Call Processing Review" -- and the city's all-out efforts to keep the document secret. The document's existence was confirmed in testimony given as part of a complex labor-arbitration case filed against the city by two fire unions. The unions have subpoenaed the report in their effort to show the city's 911 system is worse than ever despite $2 billion in improvements.

City hall argued the report should not be released because it is still a "draft." On Friday, the mayor himself said during his weekly radio show that the document was being withheld because it might not be accurate.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess the good old days of information micromanagement are coming to an end, eh Mikey? Couldn't happen to a nicer fella. Now, if they could do the same sort of thing with his financials, etc.

Anonymous said...

2 billion dollars. That s*cks for whoever is paying the bill. Oops thats me ,the taxpayer...

Anonymous said...

Wait'll you see what else you're on the hook for from Mr. $1 a year. Some loss leader this has been, yet you folks returned him to office time and again, and cast a suspicious eye at the one pol who has shed even a tiny bit of light on this fraudster. Forensic audits of all his offshore accounts, and an investigation into what Vance, Schneiderman and Bharara knew and when they knew it.Pour some sunshine out onto Mr. Accountability. Highly effective,effective,developing or ineffective? I think we know the answer to that one!

Anonymous said...

Boy he couldn't wait until the papers published the deeply flawed Teacher Data Reports. But all of a sudden he is concerned about accuracy?

Shoe hurts when you wear it on the other foot?

Anonymous said...

Who needs $800 donations from waiters when you've got major defense contractors funneling you money under the table + offshore.Yet we trusted the one who looks like us even when he asked us to aid him in going against our expressed will. He's got all that money-he must be doing something right,huh! What suckers we've been, and how long into our futures we'll be paying for it. A pretty bitter irony,this is.

Anonymous said...

From Accountable Talk:
Let me add to the list of scandals during the Bloomberg Era:

The Seedco Scandal - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03...

The NYCHA Computer System Boondoggle - http://articles.nydailynews.co...

The NYFD GPS Boondoggle - http://blog.uspystore.com/2011...

The Judith Hederman/FTA/DOE Scandal - http://perdidostreetschool.blo...

The Willard Lanham/Verizon/DOE Scandal - http://www.empirestatenews.net...

NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal - http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news...

NYPD Gun Running Scandal - http://www.silive.com/news/ind...

NYPD Planting Drugs On People To Increase Arrest Data - http://gothamist.com/2011/10/1...

And of course the infamous money laundering Bloomberg did through the Independence Party to buy his third term - http://articles.nydailynews.co...

Somehow John Liu is convicted in the press for campaign finance fraud that has yet to be proven, but Bloomberg gets off scot free from money laundering that he admitted to.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the wasting of $1 billion on state aid given to reduce class sizes,which have all risen instead, and the hundreds of millions in Medicaid funds the city did not claim for special ed services.

Anonymous said...

Notice how the midget is now complaining about the effects of social media on the process of governance. Above it all, pseudo intellectual argumentation to the contrary, Mikey's whining like a little b****, huh? Let's keep up the good work and expose this miscreant for what he really is, despite his billions.
Maybe they can shut down Liu, but they can't take down all of us!