Thursday, January 11, 2018

Torres leading anti-tweeding investigative committee

From the NY Times:

If there was any lingering doubt that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mostly harmonious relationship with the City Council was about to change, Councilman Ritchie Torres may put that question to rest.

Mr. Torres, a Democrat from the Bronx, has been chosen by the Council’s newly selected speaker, Corey D. Johnson, to be in charge of a new investigations unit that will look into the operation of city agencies.

In an interview, Mr. Torres said that between 10 and 15 professional investigators, possibly including former prosecutors, would be hired and that the committee would use them to conduct its own inquiries.

Among the areas of possible investigative interest, according to Mr. Torres: “The abuse of placards. The use of eminent domain. The disposition of public land. Deed restriction. The disbursement of city subsidies,” he said. “All of it is on the table.”

11 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Complicit council members forming a committee to stem complacent government. Untrustworthy members at that. Even de Faustio's tool spokesman pointed out the redundancy in this commission. We shall see in the coming weeks but this has no potential for improvement at all.

Besides, the damage from hyperdevelopment and bureaucratic cronyism has already been done.

Gary W said...

In other words the city council wants a piece of the action.

Anonymous said...

Here is the latest scam that needs to be investigated.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/nyc-sues-oil-companies-for-the-cost-of-adapting-to-climate-change/?comments=1

Anonymous said...

" a new investigations unit that will look into the operation of city agencies."
Isn't this the responsibility of the City Public Advocate?

Anonymous said...

But will his new investigative committee target city council?? If you want to look at a corrupt government organization look no further !!

Anonymous said...

Another vacuous investigation, spearheaded by a do nothing, know nothing city council nugget, in order to justify the entirely corrupt system of a 'taxation WITHOUT representation' government that has hemorrhaged New York City taxpayers' to ruination EXCEPT for the city council parasite-members themselves, all of whom are collecting a 38% raise that wasn't publicly authorized, and you suckers are paying for it.

Even organized crime families don't have the juice to squeeze their victims like this!

Tommy Efreeti said...

Would be hopeful were he not picked by Corey (friend to REI) J, as QC helpfully shared from Crains back on Dec-22.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171221/POLITICS/171229979

Strong words need to be matched by strong deeds. We'll see, and I doubt very much it'll be in favor of anything but more excessive hyper-development.

Anonymous said...

Investigate the Toll-By-Mail fraud also. People are getting overcharged, penalized for no reason. Some scam.

Anonymous said...

Another vacuous investigation, spearheaded by a do nothing, know nothing city council nugget, in order to justify the entirely corrupt system of a 'taxation WITHOUT representation' government that has hemorrhaged New York City taxpayers' to ruination EXCEPT for the city council parasite-members themselves, all of whom are collecting a 38% raise that wasn't publicly authorized, and you suckers are paying for it.

Even organized crime families don't have the juice to squeeze their victims like this!

Anonymous said...

It'll go nowhere!

Anonymous said...

Lawyers...hire a few retired nypd Detectives if you want to do it right.