Joe Lhota on Stop-and-Frisk, Sandy Response, Mayoral Race

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Joseph Lhota, former MTA chairman and chief executive officer, now running for mayor, talks about the mayoral campaign, including stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment.


Joseph Lhota

Comments [14]

Robert from Manhattan

So far, no worthwhile candidates from mayor. May have to move soon. NYC is for the wealthy and connected. Bloomburg was an awful mayor and it looks like more of the same is on the way.

May. 02 2013 04:04 PM
mbk from manhattan

Bravo on the transit ideas - less cars, park & ride, congestion parking!! I can't wait to hear Lhota debate Quinn because I think they would both be great mayors of NYC.

May. 02 2013 11:31 AM

Sounds like someone's campaign financing is coming from Mike B. Maybe Mike has fuond a way to stay in office!

May. 02 2013 11:30 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Whoa. The IG shouldn't even be able to *question* the police commissioner's policies? There's a difference between questioning & having a veto, & the commissioner *should* have to justify controversial policies.

May. 02 2013 11:25 AM

Mr. Lhota's comment about the other agencies in WTC 7 doesn't really affect the bad decision to make an emergency center there. The other offices had different needs than an emergency control center.

The other agencies did not require massive fuel storage & other things which led to the structure weakening after the plane contacts.

Mr. Lhota's tunnel vision is showing.

May. 02 2013 11:25 AM
Teak Azzara

Well we know we don't want this clown for the next mayor. Why doesn't he just kiss Guliani?

May. 02 2013 11:24 AM
Maria from Morningside Hts.

What will Mr. Lhota do to restore democracy to NYC's public education system?

May. 02 2013 11:22 AM
oscar from ny

The only thing the ppl of ny need to know is that all this politicians will only help themselves and their goons...they're buying out ny..even the nycha will soon become their homes..these ppl are only interested in real state and luxury for themselves me, these are the legitimate sons of paganism..demons 101..they are pushing all of us regular folks out with intimidation and money..and the worst is that there is no one who will help except ourselves and we fight back..just like martin Luther king taught us...or else ny will be like Palestine and the only ones left of us will be mapped and living in fear and prejudice..

May. 02 2013 11:22 AM
Amy from Manhattan

When Thomas Prendergast was named to Mr. Lhota's former job as MTA chair, some news reports said that he had made many of the decisions in preparation for Sandy & during the storm that Mr. Lhota got credit for. Does Mr. Lhota want to respond to that?

May. 02 2013 11:20 AM

Do EVERYTHING to prevent attacks? There goes the constitution.
Bernie is my friend...
This guy is creepy

May. 02 2013 11:20 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Ah, now that Mike Bloomberg is leaving the knifes are out or being sharpened.

May. 02 2013 11:10 AM
Mason from NYC

As an artist, I would like to know how Mr. Lohta justifies his assessment of what is and what is not appropriate art. He objected to the display of Chris Ofili's "Holy Virgin Mary". I do not want a Mayor who uses their position as Mayor to censor mine or anyone else's Art. He should have no say in regards to a Museum's funding based upon his parochial view of Art.

May. 02 2013 11:09 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Does Mr. Lhota still think, as he did as deputy Mayor under Guilliani - that Museums should have their funding taken away, or even shut down when politicians are "offended" by their exhibitions?

May. 02 2013 10:27 AM

i was wondering how he feels about the ARC tunnel and bike lanes
and if he agrees the city is being overrun by selfish polluting drivers.

May. 02 2013 09:47 AM

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