Taxi Lobbyist Control of the Election Process Becomes Extortion
When councilmembers from the outer boroughs vote against providing more taxi services to their members it is no long normal politics. When councilmembers from Manhattan do not put pressure on the taxi industry to change have they all go off shift at 4PM, who are they helping. The answer is they are helping the taxi industry. But Why? Taxi lobbyists are a part of a small group of lobbyists who control who gets the money for reelection, higher office or who gets a well finance challenger against them at the next election. Instead of better service we get higher fares. The Taxi lobbyist have so much power over the Council they don't even attempt to trade higher fares tor better service. Bloomberg who tries to provide better service with good ideas does not have what it takes to fight the council.The Taxi lobbyists have almost put the Pedi (bike) taxis out of business.Pedi peeve: City to set limits.
NYC Taxi Drivers Want Pay Raise, So Fare Hike Possible (WCBS) * Cab drivers ask for 15-percent hike in fares to combat rising gas prices (NYP) * As Workers Go Off Duty, So Do Cabbies. How Odd. - New York Times * Taxi drivers, beware! Mayor Bloomberg to crack down on cabbies who refuse outerborough fares * City Shelves a Plan to Legalize Hailing Livery Cabs (NYT) * Taxi drivers to outerborough fares: Take a hike | Crain's New York ... * Outer Boroughs Get No Cab Love in Livery Plan Letdown(Village Voice) * Assemblyman Micah Kellner and TLC Commissioner David Yassky squared off on Facebook over the taxi of tomorrow.
As the Counicl Get Ready to Cut Services to Schools, Police and Seniors They Give Us More Parking
Where is the Transparency?
Where are the stories about the new budget? What will be cut? The media is helping the council and mayor to do all this in secret.
Council Moving to Ease Parking Reducing the number of days that motorists must deal with alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulations. (WSJ) * Proposed Bill Could Reserve Parking For Moving New Yorkers (NY1) * Mayor $lapped over Cath (NYP) * Pol eyes 'ed. ax' reforms Hearings planned (NYP) * The first test for NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott: Tomorrow’s Panel for Educational Policy meeting. He’s hinting at changes, saying: “You never know what I’m liable to do.” *
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NY's Promised Economic Recovery Ends A Block Passed Wall Street
Construction Spending Hits A 5-Year Low Construction spending in New York City dropped 12% last year, falling to its lowest level since 2005.(WSJ)* State Comptroller Details New York's Slow Economic Recovery (NY1) * Big Apple construction work plummets (NYP)