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City Officials Call on Mayor to Release 911 Study

Monday, April 02, 2012

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Some New York City officials are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to publicly release an independent review of the city's 911 system. His administration is fighting to keep the study under wraps.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City Council Fire and Criminal Justice Committee Chairwoman Elizabeth Crowley sent letters to Bloomberg Monday.

They're urging him to release the report commissioned following a December 2010 blizzard that backed up the city's emergency response system. Their letters followed a New York Post article that detailed the city's efforts to keep the study private.

On Friday, the city submitted court papers arguing the draft study should not be made public. At the request of firefighters' unions, a judge had ordered the city to produce the documents.

Mayoral spokesman Marc La Vorgna says the review by the city and consultants is still ongoing, and the administration doesn't release incomplete materials.

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