Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Bloomie won't take calls

The Crapper was CC'ed on this e-mail:

You may contact me directly by writing, calling, faxing or e-mailing:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)

FAX (212) 788-2460


I hope you will visit regularly as we continue to update the site with information about new happenings throughout New York City.


Mayor Bloomberg,

The material above is from's, "Contact the Mayor" page.

It is either true or false.

If it is true, why is the 311 operator twice refusing to connect me to your line? They are telling me that you do NOT get messages via 311.

Who is lying?


Anonymous said...

The 311 system was created as a vehicle for people to contact the mayor about any subject under the sun.

It gradually evolved into a system for reporting any number of problems to the correct agency for handling. Even that procedure is shaky and nothing is done to improve the system.

But there was also devolution. Under this mayor - who apparently disdains learning what the "little people" think of this or that - the feature that provided little people to leave messages was eliminated.

The Mayor's obvious attitude is: "When I'm away on weekends, these piffles don't interest me. Only precious people interest me."

Or, the 311 system is one more piece of evidence that the mayor has long abandoned his responsibilities to let subordinate run wild.

So, who is in charge Mayor? You or the appointees? From here, the answer is obvious.

Readers, how happy are you with 311? With 911? With this mayor?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is good at spinning rhetoric that he is accessible and his administration listens. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is vindictive, smug and caters to his developer buddies. Besides being a seriously disturbed egomaniac, the guy is a whining social misfit.

On top of all this his staff is mostly incompetent. Take a look at Queens’s neighborhoods. Are we better off than 6 years ago? Definitely not, Bloomberg is a bust as a mayor and human being. Bring back Mark Green.

hooper said...

Just tell the 311 operator that you're a developer. They'll patch you right through to his cell phone.

verdi said...

Those developers already have his 24/7 cell number!

You think that he'd "blow off" the biggies like Bruce Ratner the way he does to us little guys?

If Bloomie were on the "can" he'd take their calls!